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. 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. 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. Thank you This 24 for letting me be of service!!


4 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. Grapevine Quote

    August 30
    “It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you don’t have to be a god or a goddess, a saint or a genius, to lead a reasonably happy, sober, healthy, communicative, constructive, and useful life — with some laughter thrown in for good measure.”
    New Canaan, Conn., June 1974
    “More Ups Than Downs”
    AA Grapevine

    We may not have any saints around here but we do have some spiritual giants; those who do the12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

  2. Eventually, after a while, after I saw what you guys did, I tried doing the same things.
    I started to get similar results.
    Eventually I began to grow up as King Baby ceded control to another Power.
    And life as I mature I find life, generally, quite lovely.
    Who would have thought that?
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Top of the morning family,
    “In nature, nothing blooms year around”. Heard last night at my homegroup. Ahhhh, that is exactly what I needed to hear. No more; no less. As HarryS wrote, today I have more ups than down. No more; no less. Today, I need these reminders/nuggets- I’m not what I did, I’m what I do. For the same person will drink again…..
    There will be times of spiritual desert(s) on my journey. Is my faith weak and inexperience?
    Does my self thinking feel I must earn His favor?
    Am I living a life that honors and gives glory in His name?
    Divine truth tells me that I’m loved without condition.
    My life will always have cleanups on aisle three; however, through God’s perfection I’m being perfected for His purpose. He is refining/fine tuning me for greater works. To me, this is how faith rolls.
    Today, forgive me for taking so many blessings for granted…
    Today, I trust in You…

    It’s a good day to take 2 rubber bands and be flexible today.

  4. Meditation for the Day

    One secret of abundant living is the art of giving. The paradox of life is that the more you give, the more you have. If you lose your life in the service of others, you will save it. You can give abundantly and so live abundantly. You are rich in one respect – you have a spirit that is inexhaustible. Let no mean or selfish thought keep you from sharing this spirit. Of love, of help, of understanding, and of sympathy, give and keep giving. Give your personal ease and comfort, your time, your money, and most of all, yourself. And you will be living abundantly.

    Prayer for the Day

    I pray that I may live to give. I pray that I may learn this secret of abundant living

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