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by Brock
Tue May 18, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 18th May Daily Reflection
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18th May Daily Reflection

FREEDOM TO BE ME If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 83 My first true freedom is the freedom not to have to take a drink today. If I truly want...
by Brock
Tue May 18, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 18th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day May 18th

Tuesday, May 18 Thought for the Day We're in A.A. for two main reasons: to keep sober ourselves and to help others to keep sober. It's a well-known fact that helping others is a big part of keeping sober yourself. It's also been proved that it's very hard to keep sober all by yourself. A lot of peop...
by Brock
Mon May 17, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 17th May Daily Reflection
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17th May Daily Reflection

. . . AND FORGIVE Under very trying conditions I have had, again and again, to forgive others – also myself. — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 268 Forgiveness of self and forgiveness of others are just two currents in the same river, both hindered or shut off completely by the dam of resentment. Once that dam ...
by Brock
Mon May 17, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 17th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day May 17th

Monday, May 17 Thought for the Day A lot of well meaning people treat an alcoholic like the priest and the Levite. They pass by on the other side by scorning him and telling him what a low person he is, with no willpower. Whereas, he really has fallen for alcohol, in the same way as the man in the s...
by Brock
Sun May 16, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 16th May Daily Reflection
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16th May Daily Reflection

WE FORGIVE . . . Often it was while working on this Step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers that we first felt truly able to forgive others, no matter how deeply we felt they had wronged us. Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we ...
by Brock
Sun May 16, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 16th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day May 16th

Sunday, May 16 Thought for the Day In the story of the Good Samaritan, the wayfarer fell among robbers and was left lying in the gutter, half dead. And a priest and a Levite both passed by on the other side of the road. But the Good Samaritan was moved with compassion and came to him and bound up hi...
by Brock
Sat May 15, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 15th May Daily Reflection
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15th May Daily Reflection

KNOW GOD; KNOW PEACE It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. . . . But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 66 Know G...
by Brock
Sat May 15, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day 15th May
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Twenty Four Hours A Day 15th May

Saturday, May 15 Thought for the Day In A.A. we find a new strength and peace from the realization that there must be a Power greater than ourselves that is running the universe and that is on our side when we live a good life. So the A.A. program really never ends. You begin by over coming drink an...
by Brock
Fri May 14, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 14th May Daily Reflection
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14th May Daily Reflection

IT'S OKAY TO BE ME Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives. . . . they have turned to easier methods. . . . But they had not learned enough humility. . . . — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 72-73 Humility sounds so much like humiliation, but it really is...
by Brock
Fri May 14, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day 14th May
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Twenty Four Hours A Day 14th May

Friday, May 14 Thought for the Day Having gotten over drinking, we have only just begun to enjoy the benefits of A.A. We find new friends, so that we are no longer lonely. We find new relationships with our families, so that we are happy at home. We find release from our troubles and worries through...
by Brock
Thu May 13, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 13th May Daily Reflection
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13th May Daily Reflection

THE EASIER, SOFTER WAY If we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 72 I certainly didn't leap at the opportunity to face who I was, especially when the pains of my drinking days hung over me like a dark cloud. But I soon heard at the meetings about the fello...
by Brock
Thu May 13, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 13th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day May 13th

Thursday, May 13 Thought for the Day In A.A. we find fellowship and release and strength. And having found these things, the real reasons for our drinking are taken away. Then drinking has no more justification in our minds. We no longer need to fight against drink. Drink just naturally leaves us. A...
by Brock
Wed May 12, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 12th May Daily Reflection
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12th May Daily Reflection

THE PAST IS OVER A.A. experience has taught us we cannot live alone with our pressing problems and the character defects which cause or aggravate them. If . . . Step Four . . .has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember . . . then the need to quit living by ourselves wit...
by Brock
Wed May 12, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 12th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day May 12th

Wednesday, May 12 Thought for the Day When we come into A.A., looking for a way out of drinking, we really need a lot more than that. We need fellowship. We need to get the things that are troubling us out into the open. We need a new outlet for our energies and we need a new strength beyond ourselv...
by Brock
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 11th
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Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day May 11th

I don’t like to find fault with either our 24hrs a day or daily reflection postings, but both yesterday and today we have this idea in the 24hr one - When I'm tempted to take a drink, I tell myself that if I did I'd be letting down the other members who are the best friends I have. Am I going to let...