Today, A Day At A Time

I know today that getting active means trying to live the suggested Steps of The Program to the best of my ability. It means striving for some degree of honesty, first with myself, then with others. It means activity directed inward,m to enable me to see myself and my relationship with my Higher Power more clearly. As I get active, outside and inside myself, so shall I grow in The Program. Do I let others do all the work at meetings? Do I carry my share?

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5 thoughts on “Today, A Day At A Time

  1. Somehow along the way I missed some very important lessons and especially was the process severely blunted when I turned more and more frequently to alcohol instead of honestly facing my difficulties, my suffering.
    It is well said that when one does such as this their growth ceases.
    This was especially true for many in the emotional part for the fear and insecurity seemingly stayed with me or perhaps worsened to the point I thought I had to have a drink of liquor all the time, even when I couldn’t.
    This mental obsession waxed and waned until I came to the point of desperation and decided, “this just doesn’t seem like it’s working out”.

    I turned to AA and to God and to blessedness(Sobriety).

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

    • MARCH 26
      THE TEACHING IS NEVER OVER
      Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit
      your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the
      wreckage of your past Give freely of what you find and join
      us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and
      you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of
      Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you—until
      then.
      ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 164

      Why is it necessary that the “teaching is never over”?

      King Baby(My ego) is extremely stubborn and recalcitrant.
      synonyms:uncooperative, intractable, obstreperous, truculent, insubordinate, defiant, rebellious, willful, wayward, headstrong, self-willed, contrary, perverse, difficult.

      Sounds like me and my alcoholism.

  2. Top of the morning family,
    Happy Birthday Tree.
    – Where does the feeling of wholeness come from?
    The world offers positions of life, possessions, and people. However, what ever the world gives, the world will always take back: sooner than later.
    Divine Mercy offers a wholeness, peace, and contentment. My self worth / self esteem is rooted in His divine spirit. Divine Mercy never takes back what is given: He always give more…
    Is my hand rejoining His hand this morning?
    Give us this day, our daily manna
    Broken spirits will be healed; we will know the value of ourselves.
    And that’s a good place to be
    It’s a good day to have a good day.

  3. Thank you all for your birthday greetings. It was great to be with family freinds and sip on some good old fashioned southern ice tea. My new drink of choice. And their are so many teas to choose from. I find myself not going to meetings although hard to get up and go. Once im there my whole mood changes. So need to get more disciplined and go to morning riser meetings. I am all those things HaHarry said when im not disciplined and lean on my G-d for that unconditional love and help with the Ego.
    The Dalai Lama said that discipline brings happiness. So i need to stop fighting it. Love to all! Tree

    • “Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating
      negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. That is ‘shila’, or moral ethics. Once we develop this by familiarizing ourselves with it, along with mindfulness and conscientiousness, eventually that pattern and way of life will become a part of our own life.”
      Dalai Lama

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