Continuing From Yesterday…..

I work to keep my focus on my own recovery, not the recovery of others. I have a sponsor and we talk at length, most often once a week or more. I can talk generally about these encounters, but as to specific incidents, those must remain private – just between her and I. Sharing at group level is important as well, but judging others can come into play at this level, and when I hear “What you say here, stays here” that means even repeating who was at whatever meeting. We are each individuals with the disease of alcoholism, in all it’s forms. Working the Steps, embracing the Spiritual Principles, and accepting a Higher Power are all ways in which I, and we…can work the Program. Remembering that my behavior is reflective of the many changes I encounter in recovery, I work to remain positive in both thought and deed.
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4 thoughts on “Continuing From Yesterday…..

  1. A young man came to our early morning meeting yesterday who identified himself as a newcomer.
    I don’t know whether he heard our message or not but I certainly heard his.
    On the entire length of his left forearm which by the way is the arm closest to one’s heart was a large tattoo which said, “Philippians 4:13”.
    Now I don’t know my Bible well enough to know immediately what that verse says so I looked it up.
    It says, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”.

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

  2. “Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is a potential sponsor of a new member and should clearly recognize the obligations and duties of such responsibility. The acceptance of an opportunity to take the A.A. plan to a sufferer of alcoholism entails very real and critically important responsibilities. Each member, undertaking the sponsorship of a fellow alcoholic, must remember that he is offering what is frequently the last chance of rehabilitation, sanity or maybe life itself. Happiness, Health, Security, Sanity and Life of human beings are the things we hold in balance when we sponsor an alcoholic.”

    Clarence S. 1944

  3. Top of the morning family,
    Today, can I pass on the love that has been freely given to me?
    Am I placing limits on His love?
    Am I’m dividing or multiplying?
    My misery, His mercy

    It’s a good day to have a good day.

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