AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
There I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would. I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction. I admitted for the first time that of myself I was nothing; that without Him I was lost. I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch. I have not had a drink since. – Pg. 13 – Bill’s Story
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Are we remembering the so-called ‘good times’ right now? How nice a ‘high’ would be? We use this hour to REALLY think about what got us to this fight for sobriety. It wasn’t because we were having a lot of fun!
Help me to think a drink and drug all the way through, not just the high but the hell it leads to.
Inside My Mind
Today, I am grateful to feel alive and to recognize that life is a spiritual journey. All my life circumstances are spiritual challenges, if I choose to look at them that way. Getting free of my own over-attachment to people, places, things and ideas, mistaking them for me, releases my spirit. Once my spirit is released, it can travel and experience the real beauty of life. Life surrounds me; it is inside, outside and everywhere. If I am free and still inside, life is there. If I am not ruminating and filling my mind with unnecessary preoccupations – life is there, spirit is there – waiting to be seen and felt.
I allow my mind its freedom.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
‘Imagine if at every moment we each embraced the world as the gift it is: An apple is a gift; the color pink is a gift; the blue sky is a gift; the scent of honeysuckle is a gift. Hidden in every experience is a gift,’ ~Marcia Prager, The Path of Blessing: Experiencing the Energy and Abundance of the Divine
What is my gift right now?
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
When you feel your worst, try your best.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
It feels so good to like myself today. It feels so good to accept myself today. It feels so good to know that I am exactly where I need to be, doing what is right for me in this day.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I spent fifteen years out there looking for my girlfriend. Then I came to the program and got sober, and I went home one day and I found her; She was my wife. And ain’t that the story of the alcoholic? I spent all that time looking for something I had all along. – Norm A.