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Genuine Integrity

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“Just how and when

we tell the truth

– or keep silent –

can often reveal

the difference between

genuine integrity

and none at all.”

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As Bill Sees It p 70

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When you think about the feelings of others,

instead of only your own selfish needs,

you become aware that a sharp tongue

can be a lethal weapon.

Gossip may have been a way to elevate our self esteem,

but in the long run it only comes back to haunt us

and jeopardize our own sobriety.

Today, if you can’t say something nice,

truthfully,

don’t say anything at all.

Recovery is learning genuine integrity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Better To Comfort

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By the hour, I stared

at the Francis Prayer:

“It is better to comfort

than to be comforted.”

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As Bill Sees It p. 63

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Get out of yourself.

The drunk is a selfish, self-centered,

a me, me, me, who is always in pain because

the never get enough of what they think they deserve.

Today, don’t act like a drunk,

act like the person your Higher Power wants you to be,

the person who knows that to feel right,

do the next right thing:

be kind, be loving, be patient, be forgiving

be the person your God wants you to be.

Recovery is learning to comfort,

rather than being comforted.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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The Gift Of Faith

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“When I was driven

to my knees by alcohol,

I was made ready to ask

for the gift of faith.

And all was changed.”

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As Bill Sees It, p. 51

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Everyone has a different bottom, however,

for most souls the best bottom is the one

that allows them to listen, to be willing to change and

to have faith in the simple program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Today, have no reservations, have no doubts,

have faith and remember HOW it works,

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness.

Recovery is receiving the gift of faith.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Making Mistakes

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In the years ahead A.A. will,

of course, make mistakes.

Experience has taught us that

we need have no fear of doing this,

providing that we always remain

willing to admit our faults

and to correct them promptly.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p.231

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We need not only apply this attitude towards A.A.,

we should also apply this to our daily living.

Today, do the next right thing and when

you are not sure of what that action is,

call your sponsor, go to a meeting, read the Big Book.

Do what you have no fear of doing and if that

action turns out to be wrong,

be willing to promptly apologise.

Recovery is having no fear of making mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Positive Values

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“So fear need not

always be destructive,

because the lessons

of its consequences

can lead us to

positive values.”

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As Bill Sees It p 22

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Alcoholism has a very negative outlook

as one of its characteristics.

Alcoholics Anonymous has steps that one may take

that will teach the affected to look for the positive

in every situation.

God has a reason and His plans may not always coincide

with your plans, however, His plan often turns out to be

better than anything you could have ever imagined.

Today, take the steps, learn to see the positive.

Recovery is learning to find positive values from negative feelings.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Our Very First Problem

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“Our very first problem

is to accept our present

circumstances as they are,

ourselves as we are,

and the people about us

as they are.”

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As Bill Sees It, p 44

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The Serenity Prayer,

“God grant me the serenity to accept

the things I cannot change;”

people, places, things,

and the fact that I am an alcoholic.

Once we accept that there is a God,

and it is not us,

we can move on to accepting God’s world

as being exactly as He wants it to be.

By accepting this world, the drunk finds the answer

to his very first problem.

Recovery is accepting ourselves, people and things as they are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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The Starting Point

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“For all its usual

destructiveness,

we have found that fear

can be the starting point

for better things.”

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As Bill Sees It p.22

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Alcohol was the means to disguise fears.

The grandiose egomaniac

who suffered with an inferiority complex

was afraid of just about everything.

Learning from those who have gone before us we

begin to see how irrational many of our fears were.

Serenity and peace of mind are the rewards

for chasing the boogeyman out from under the bed.

The  best chaser, the Twelve Steps.

Recovery is using fear as a starting point for better things.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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