New Life

I am grateful that I found the courage to surrender, to give up the old way of living, and to embrace a new life. One that has lead me to a Higher Path. The Program has been a blessing in my life, in many ways. From helping me to stop drinking to finding a new way to live each day. I have found the patience to wait for God to answer my prayers, and know that it will be in His time, not mine. I have been blessed in many ways in recovery. Finding a multitude of caring, loving friends who want nothing more than to be of service – they teach me much, every day. Through service in the Fellowship I have been blessed with feeling of having purpose and direction in my life. My life has truly turned around and is now more like what I hoped and prayed for when I was the “new kid on the block, in recovery.”
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8 thoughts on “New Life

  1. Reparation is different for different people. I have been through my share of AA meetings and institutionalization to overcome my alcoholism. They all worked for a period of time, but it came back when I went through situations that I couldn’t handle. Sometimes you have to do drastic things to get drastic (or exceedingly successful) results. I wish you the best and hope that you can keep up with the program. Don’t loose hope of your higher power. He is your only hope.

  2. I’m grateful for this site because it helps maintain my sobriety. My f2f meeting attendance has not been good lately, but this24 helps keep me connected. I will go to a f2f meeting this week! (I have been “attending” online meetings.) Life can be tough and just easier when I have a regular meeting schedule. Yes, my HP is a big help too of course!

    • Thank you JT. I’ve been attending at least 5 f2f meetings a week or more as I have plenty of time. I go to out of town meetings, speaker meetings, BB studies….I can’t afford not to. 💖 Hugs

  3. I love it as I contemplate, “Ours is a program of attraction, not promotion”.

    I love it when I come across something on the World Wide Web and this is special one is a gift from God given to me by my friend Scott Peterson.

    Preach
    Francis took Jesus’ words quite literally: “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.” And that is what he and his band of friars set out to do, healing, helping, exhorting others more by their example than by their words. In their witness to Christ their goal was to “preach always, using words only when necessary.”–Br. Curtis Almquist

    Our Big Book emphasizes this principle when it says, “Freely you have received, freely give”.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12 stepper.
    do his will for us to accept it and you will think before you as

    • I love it as I contemplate, “Ours is a program of attraction, not promotion”.

      I love it when I come across something on the World Wide Web and this is special one is a gift from God given to me by my friend Scott Peterson.

      Preach
      Francis took Jesus’ words quite literally: “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.” And that is what he and his band of friars set out to do, healing, helping, exhorting others more by their example than by their words. In their witness to Christ their goal was to “preach always, using words only when necessary.”–Br. Curtis Almquist

      Our Big Book emphasizes this principle when it says, “Freely you have received, freely give”.

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

  4. Top of the midday day family,
    Whose will am I seeking ?
    Self’s battle rhythm: It’s better to burn out than fade away…..?
    Divine Mercy’s mission statement: The truth is with Me, stay…, and you will have no fear.
    Today, the destiny I desire is happening right now!
    Today, I have new relationships.
    Today, It’s all about a new citizenship with society.

    Citizens Again
    “Each of us in turn — that is, the member who gets the most
    out of the program — spends a very large amount of time on
    Twelfth Step work in the early years. That was my case, and
    perhaps I should not have stayed sober with less work.
    “However, sooner or later most of us are presented with
    other obligations — to family, friends, and country. As you
    will remember, the Twelfth Step also refers to `practicing
    these principles in all our affairs.’ Therefore, I think your
    choice of whether to take a particular Twelfth Step job is to
    be found in your own conscience. No one else can tell you
    for certain what you ought to do at a particular time.
    “I just know that you are expected, at some point, to do more
    than carry the message of A.A. to other alcoholics. In A.A. we
    aim not only for sobriety — we try again to become citizens of
    the world that we rejected, and of the world that once
    rejected us. This is the ultimate demonstration toward which
    Twelfth Step work is the first but not the final step.”
    “As Bill Sees It” p21

    Its a good day to be a citizen again day.

  5. The following is an exerpt from daily reflections aa.
    I love flowers and the seasons change bring changes. Thus I saw the last paragraph of today’s reading from daily reflections and saw how it applied to me, growing in recovery with my Hp I choose to call God.

    I was quickly reminded of my precious A.A. program and how we all grow through pain. I ask God to prune me when it’s time, so I can grow.

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