Good Days/Bad Days

Prayers, and more prayers help me to fight the negative feelings that want to overcome me in times of sorrow and sadness.  There is a way out of the darkness, I only have to reach out to others, and be willing to “work” the program, in spite of my feelings.  The Serenity Prayer has been a life saver to me on more than one occasion, and there are so many other prayers that work to remind me that all is not lost, there is always hope.  Sometimes, the way through the darkness requires a willingness to let the hurt “be.”  Recovery does not offer me immunity from pain, but it does show me that I can live through it, and even benefit from it in ways I never knew before.  Taking action, in spite of the pain, will help me to get to the other side, and grow.  Going to a meeting, calling a friend in the Program, prayers, reaching out to another member who may be hurting-these are all ways of finding serenity and peace. From a friend “Held in this quiet moment, still, loved, as is…..ALWAYS!” So blessed!

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6 thoughts on “Good Days/Bad Days

  1. For good days, when I grow over confident, I remind myself that this too shall pass. For bad days, especially when I see no way out and cannot stand the feelings for one more second, I remind myself that this too shall pass.

  2. When I’m having a bad day, I try to remember that I probably won’t even remember this problem etc. a day or two from now. Not always easy to do, but it does snap me back to reality.

  3. I am very attracted to the spiritual program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
    But you know that!
    If you know me at all, you know that!

    Why?

    For once the big Why has a very simple answer:
    “We will know a new freedom and a new happiness……” – The Promises.

    Thought for the Day

    Today, let us begin a short study of The Twelve Suggested Steps of A.A. These Twelve Suggested Steps seem to embody five principles. The first step is the membership requirement step. The second, third, and eleventh steps are the spiritual steps of the program. The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and tenth steps are the personal inventory steps. The eighth and ninth steps are the restitution steps. The twelfth step is the passing on of the program, or helping others, step. So the five principles are membership requirement, spiritual basis, personal inventory, restitution, and helping others. Have I made all these steps a part of me?

    Meditation for the Day

    We seem to live not only in time but also in eternity. If we abide with God and He abides with us, we may bring forth spiritual fruit, which will last for eternity. If we live with God, our lives can flow as some calm river through the dry land of earth. It can cause the trees and flowers of the spiritual life – love and service – to spring forth and yield abundantly. Spiritual work may be done for eternity, not just for now. Even here on earth we can live as though our real lives were eternal.

    Prayer for the Day

    I pray that I may try to make my life like a cool river in a thirsty land. I pray that I may give freely to all who ask my help.

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

  4. Today, thanks to you, I know what to do when I feel bad…used to be I’d just go get drunk. Of course I’d get drunk if I felt good as well…or if I was sober…or already drunk- I’d just get drunker until I conked out.
    Today, the power of choice has been restored, in all things.
    Grateful for the Gift

  5. Top of the golden chilly Colorado morning family,
    Schaweeet reflection and shares. Top notch spiritual nourishment for today.
    Each sober day is victory.
    Pain is a good motivator!!!- often heard at my home group.
    It motivates us into action to rid ourselves of it; one way or another.
    Does my spiritual battle rhythm allow me to see, feel, smell, taste, and experience what Divine Mercy does for me? Or do I choose to curl up with tummy knots of despair?
    People don’t 86 themselves because of the pain in their foot. The pain is in our head; in our conscious.
    But what happens when our situation(s) isn’t getting better/improving?
    What is Divine Mercy doing that’s better????

    As explained to me:
    – He is refining and perfecting our faith.
    – The top shelf spiritual paradox: The difficulties that cause us to lose hope are the very way/tools God uses to increase our faith in Him and through Him.

    Do I proclaim God is good when my life is humming along?
    Do I proclaim God’s goodness when my life is being hammered along?
    As Tom S shares, It’s a free gift.
    And I can afford free………………

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