The Right Perspective

While I may not always understand the Spiritual Principles, I still work to incorporate them into my life. Generosity, unity, and service are but a beginning when it comes to service in the Program. In A.A., most of the time, when I attempt to help others, I always come away from that experience feeling better about myself, so it’s a win-win situation. Everyone, at one time or another, experiences feelings of being discouraged. When that happens to me, and I go to a meeting, nine times out of ten I will hear someone who’s problems are greater than mine – and come away with a feeling of gratitude for what I do have in my life. Whenever I can get my head out of the dark place it goes to, I have found on reflection that my Higher Power was at work in my life, once again. When I need help, I ask for it through prayer and meditation. I never have to do this thing called recovery alone. Harry asked about stats for This24….here’s what I found….


6 thoughts on “The Right Perspective

  1. Thank the Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in His hand.
    My soul rests with Him, my Anamchara.

    Gosh and Golly Gee, I think I’m onto something big and I called it spiritual insight.

    What about optimism and pessimism?

    It’s a glass half full or half empty?

    Are there major benefits in a good outlook on life?

    Does practicing a spiritual program such as one offered in our major religions and in Alcoholics Anonymous result in optimism?

    Will I have A New Freedom and a New Happiness?

    Yes, yes, yes, yes!

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.My soul rests in you sure

  2. Had to really turn it over today! Cunning, baffling and powerful, describing alcohol and its insidiousness crept up on me. I knew, therefore, that I mustn’t be in fit spiritual condition! What to do!?
    First and foremost, I didn’t drink. Then, I went to as many meetings as I could this past week. Still felt squirrelly. So, I talked with other alcoholics and tried to define why I felt this way. After texting with a dear friend, known to us all, and reading today’s reflection, I was able to see that I was getting overwhelmed by things I couldn’t change and I was not turning these fears over to the God of my understanding! Once I figured that out, I was able to surrender again and accept my powerlessness over alcohol. And that believing a higher power could and would restore me to sanity, if it were sought!! I am so grateful!

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