Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s ok to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. CRY IT OUT AND THEN REFOCUS ON WHERE YOU ARE HEADED!!!!!!!!!!!(Thank you Tom S)
…………..And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone — even alcohol. For by this time, sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality — safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.(BB pg 84-85)


13 thoughts on “Today

  1. So I thought I would take action!
    I thought I’d just take a drink of liquor and think it over for a while, just apply the 3rd P(Ponder) and then proceed with the wisdom which would have somehow mysteriously appeared.
    A fool will solve problems in this way.
    A prudent man seeks wise counsel.

    October 20
    Grapevine Quote

    “A coffeepot simmers on the kitchen stove, a hospital sobers the stricken sufferer, general headquarters broadcasts the AA message; our service lifelines span the seven seas. All these symbolize AA in action. For action is the magic word of Alcoholics Anonymous.”
    AA Co-Founder, Bill W., November 1951
    “Services Make AA Tick”
    Best of the Grapevine, Vol. 1

  2. I need this post and a rough weekend living in self-pity about a job-related issue. I’m going to a f2f meeting at noon today. I need it and thanks to AA and this site too.

  3. kt on October 20, 2015 at 5:19 am
    Dear hp, I grateful that I am part of a fellowship ,one among many, but I am one. I need to work the steps for the development of the buried life within me.

    This is an exerpt from a 12 step prayer book, the title is called the Fellowship prayer.
    During my working days I got swept up in the busyness of work and easily pushed the importance of a f t f mtg. The tools. Of living life on life’s terms were there, I just did not have enough faith to use them. Grateful to be here, kt

  4. I am so grateful for my f2f 5:30 meeting. I finally found the “fellowship I crave.” Tonight is Taco Tuesday and it will be my first time joining the group out of the context of the meeting. The meeting after the meeting. Also grateful for this online meeting. It helps me through the day. Namaste, Tree

    • Awesome Tree!!! For 3 yrs I was secretary of the 6pm on Tuesdays. Afterwards we DID DO TACO TUESDAYS! LOL…it was an amazing meeting after the meeting and we formed a bond. Then I gave up the meeting (spirit of rotation) and it’s just not the same. It’s been a yr or more, and Sunday my family went for tacos. The lady remembered me. She wanted to give us hugs. They missed us, LOL!!!
      Life is short….PARTICIPATE ❤❤❤YAY. So glad you are going

  5. …the highway of destiny…is just that for me. It is the journey, for there is no destination. Each day, hour, second I choose, whether aware or unaware, how I lead my life.
    Unaware eventually led me to our program; the awareness it has brought serves me and others the more I rely on it and the better I make the effort to follow our spiritual principles. No real surprise there, except that resistance to revert to ego state is persistent; the fellowship reminds me of what I can’t readily see myself.
    Grateful for the gift.

  6. Top of the morning family,
    Today, we received our first snow frosting of the year……yeah, yeah

    The month of November always brings me the sickness of a spiritual flu. It lasts for a week or two. So I have a design for living for just that month. This plan of action is to build up my spiritual reserves so that when this flu comes, I won’t hit critical mass/bottom. I increase daily chit/chatting,”praying”, company of other trudgers/less time in my alone time/isolation, spiritual manuals, (software instructions for our heads/hearts), these are my spiritual life jackets that keep me afloat in that storm. As my friend who is well’ER than me suggests, drop the rock, and use the anchor of my Creator.
    We are never defeated unless we give up on Him. We walk by faith not sight. I find hope and comfort with that and in that.
    It’s a good day to have a good day, and if not, there is always something good in a bad day.

    • SNOW??? WHOOOOOOOOA!!! I saw somewhere back east got slammed! I LOVE winter. Here….not where I used to shovel snow in Jersey just to make enough to get “WELL!” I DIG your plan of action. Thanks for ALL the NUGGETS! HUGS

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