The Open Door

I never knew I had a purpose before recovery. I was too busy running around trying to gain a foothold on “life in the fast lane.”  I not only found I have a purpose, I also have a direction in life, and that direction is a path that will take me to the spiritual realm.  A place of peace, contentment, service, dedication, and a solid belief in the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous.  I cannot begin to tell you how important it has become to have both purpose and direction at this time of my life. The Program continues to teach me. God, in His mercy has enabled me to take the lessons learned and pass them on to those who are still struggling and suffering.  I have changed from being a material person to being a woman with a singleness of purpose.

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6 thoughts on “The Open Door

  1. You I have an old friend of about thirty years who I met simply because I came to AA who signs off all his emails with LOVE WINS.
    Some things are just hard to forget and a fast forgetter like me needs a lot of those.

    MARCH 17

    I THINK WE NEED A PASSWORD

    I think we need a password, or let’s make that a pass-sentence.
    That way, in case you ever come to my door in an emergency and God and I are busy inside, we could then just shout,
    Tell us the password! if you really want to snuggle. And part of the password will be you knowing it is really… a pass-sentence. And here it is in all its glory and truth: Love kicks the ass of time and space.
    Upon hearing that God and I would look at each other bewildered, but with delight. We would be glad someone had reached us… with the golden key on their tongue.
    Though just to make sure we heard you right we might say in unison, Sing it loudly, baby! Cut loose! We need to double check! And then if you did, a strength and smile might rise inside of you, and right next to my heart you might be for a moment… beaming like an eye that knows.

    Don’t forget now: LKTAOTAS.
    Maybe even tattoo that somewhere so you will remember.

    Hafiz. A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations

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

  2. That would be Hafiz all right, clearly emotionally sober, if not always physically-nice to see we pitch a broad and roomy tent.
    Saw a dear friend take his 46th year chip; he has helped so many recover and his faculties are beginning to weaken a bit…the delight in his eyes was irrepressible as he listened to sponsees of decades express their appreciation.
    A beautiful thing, this program of ours, a beautiful thing indeed.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. My comment yesterday should’ve been plural as far as the heroes I see here everyday when I visit this site. I doubt anyone sees themselves as a hero but to help another find their way out of the misery of alcoholism in my mind qualifies them as a hero. Not easy to love them till they love themselves. I’ll shut up now. Lkthaotas

  4. Top of the lkthaotas morning family,
    – Am I placing limits on His power
    There are only 2 ways to respond to a knock on the door: ignore it / open it.
    Divine Mercy can only enter if that person opens the door.
    Today, I learning that the tiniest opening of a door is a mustard seed-That’s Divine Mercy’s open door policy.
    I believe in prayer: see it every time in the mirror.
    I believe in miracles: see it every time at meetings.
    With His strength / encouragement, I’ll leave the rest to Him.

    It’s a good day for a pinching day. Happy Saint Paddy’s day family!

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