Another Year, Another Miracle

Today I try to ensure that my motives are good, and that I am doing something for the right reasons. I know this is the case when I can eliminate my ego from the equation, and truly feel the rightness of my actions. I am so deeply grateful for my time in the Program, together with the blessings of my Higher Power, I am truly able to live with and love others, from deep within my heart. My future is in the hands of the Master, I believe there is more work for me to do – but it is not for me to decide, that’s God decision. Living within these twenty-four hours help me to keep life in perspective, one day at a time. I can live one day at a time, it is so much easier than living in the past, the present and the future!! Thank goodness for the life I have today, and thank goodness for the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous!! HAPPY SOBER NEW YEAR!!!
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10 thoughts on “Another Year, Another Miracle

  1. My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    I think I’ll try this in 2016 and I believe I’ll do a little better job of it than ever.
    The Serenity Prayer

    God grant me the serenity
    To accept the things I cannot change;
    Courage to change the things I can;
    And wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    As it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    If I surrender to His Will;
    So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
    And supremely happy with Him
    Forever and ever in the next. Amen

    Achieving Gratitude

    Do you suppose this is what Paul meant when he declared, “I have learned to be content in whatever state I am in”.

    And do you suppose this is what Paul O was getting at when he declared that “Acceptance is the key to all my problems today”.

    One of the hardest things for me was to develop a sense of gratitude for the challenges which come along and which are opportunities for growth.

    “We claim spiritual progress, not spiritual perfection”.

    I’m Harry, grateful 12th stepper. – Georgia, US of A.

  2. Happy 2016 family. I pray our higher power fills us with gratitude this year. “I have learned to be content in whatever state I am in”.. Thank you Harry for these words of wisdom from Paul. This is something I’ve been thinking about for some time now. It’s easy when things are going my way but when trouble and anxiety come my way, not so easy to be content. This will take practice practice prayer and communion with my higher power. It’s a good year to have a good year. Thank you Clay for this simple but profound saying.
    Bonnie and Maggs, thank you for your service and anyone else behind the scenes that keeps This 24 running and every single one of you for your shares. Too many names to list but you know who you are
    Namaste

  3. Having had a spiritual awakening…feels like a good reminder when I contemplate this First Day of a New Year.
    Asking for His Will for my life.
    And then accepting the answer.
    Think this will be sufficient work for today.
    Much peace to all.
    Grateful for the Gift

  4. I wish everyone a happy and sober New Year!
    I like to start the new year with a meeting.
    That’s where I’m headed now

  5. Top of the happy happy happy New Year family,
    Upon awakening, what do I crave first thing? Is it my thirst/hunger for His presence? Or is it my ego that awoke as well? My ego always starts out on a crazy train! Self has already lost the day. Self always hammers me that I’m weak. My failures past/future are highlighted brightly all within a few minutes. I usually rise about 0500am, by 0505am self has me already derailed on my crazy train. My thirst for God always saves me. Divine Mercy does for me what I can’t. His omnipotent power allows the weak to help one another. All through His glory.
    I’m “sometimes slowly” learning, that Divine Mercy may be silent for a great while, (my personal desert of time). Where are you, I need you, help me, I can’t do this, what is it that your teaching me?
    When I go ahead alone, I’m always demonstrating and telling the Master, I don’t trust you, my timing is better. I always lose when I ignore His timing. I’m separated from His light.
    However, isn’t He always right behind my belly button?! All I have to do is thirst for His love. He never ceases to work in me for my behalf. Today, I trust in you.
    Each day on this site, I’m reminded from each of you; of my defected character and the extent of God’s grace in my life. Thank you each one here on This24, for enlarging my spiritual growth. This forum is my rudder for the day.
    Today, I’m Clay, I am an alcoholic.
    It’s a good day to have good day, for this spiritual nugget, something good will happen today!
    Peace and my love, be with you family!

    • “My thirst for God always saves me”. Thanks for the reminder Clay. I’m not experiencing anything He can’t work out for some glorious purpose. May I never forget, but darnit, I do!

  6. Happy Sober 2016. Just think, another 365 days to live one day at a time with God, the AA Fellowship and Principles, Family, Friends, and This24. Today, I will start my 2016 road of recovery in Peace, Happiness and Joy. Thanks God for the opportunity for us as we journey on through another year of Sobriety and Spirituality; an adventure.

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