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The Triple Truth

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“Teach this triple truth to all:

A generous heart, kind speech,

and a life of service and compassion

are the things which renew humanity.”

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~ Buddha

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All of humanity begins with the gracious heart.

A smile and a kind word will re-kindle the hope of mankind.

To give and to care, without the thought of re-payment

provides a foundation for the faith that the world

is becoming a better place.

Today, practice first,

then teach what you have learned to be true.

Recovery is to live  the triple truth.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Impossible

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“Start by doing

what’s necessary;

then do what’s possible;

and suddenly you are

doing the impossible.”

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– Saint Francis of Assisi

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Fear is the impossible,

your preconceived ideas that are ego driven;

fear of failure, fear of prosperity, fear of the unknown.

Today, lose the fear, do something kind, smile,

be loving, be forgiving, be patient and tolerant,

be the person God wants you to be,

and before you know it, you will amaze yourself

by being able to do the impossible,

enjoying life without fear.

Recovery is doing the impossible.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Inversely Proportional

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Perhaps

the best thing

of all for me

is to remember

that my serenity is

inversely proportional

to my expectations.”

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BB,   p. 452

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Just when you expected that the meeting might begin on time,

God allowed a drunken late-comer to enter the room

and disrupt the start of the meeting.

Choice;  get upset and loose your serenity

or smile, maintain your peace of mind.

and thank God for the message,

but for the grace of God that could be me, again.

Expectations are plans

and if you want to make God laugh

tell Him your plans,

tell Him what you expect

to happen in this life.

Expectations are resentments waiting to be born.

Today, keep your serenity, accept life on God’s terms,

no expectations, no resentments.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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The Unique Ability

November Roses 033

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“The unique ability

of each A. A.

to identify himself with,

and bring recovery to,

the newcomer in no way

depends upon his learning,

his eloquence, or any special

individual skills.

The only thing is that he is an alcoholic who has found the key to sobriety.”

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Twelve and Twelve,  pp. 150-151

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Identify, do not compare.

The alcoholic who has found the key to sobriety

knows that it is a Higher Power

that has performed the miracle

and in no way has he or his ego been responsible

for his relief from the obsession and compulsion to drink.

Showing up at a meeting is a message to the newcomer

that the program works, even if you never say one word.

Smile, laugh, hug a friend, and nod your head

in agreement when you hear the speaker share

their experience, strength and hope.

Your Higher Power will give you the chance and

the talents and skills needed to carry the message,

the choice is yours to reach out

and welcome the still suffering.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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