We Are One

In the Program we are taught to work on changing our behaviors, and to step up for service positions when needed. We are also taught that we need to pass on to others what we have been given.  Those that are “newer” to recovery also need to learn from those who have been in the Program for a longer time. Service to others is an excellent teacher, and has helped me to have more self-control, and to let go of my self-centered behaviors.  Alcohol is but a symptom of the disease we call alcoholism.  Today I strive for improvement of patience, integrity, and honesty to name a few of my hoped for behaviors.  With the help of others, my Higher Power, and the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I endeavor to change, to grow, and to become who He wants me to be.  I’m learning new lessons every day, I am a part of a whole.  I work to pass on to others what I have learned.  I do this when I go to a meeting, when two or more of us get together for any purpose – I am part of a family, my A.A. family. (Can everyone say a special prayer for our Mags today please? She asked for a special intention-Thank you)


5 thoughts on “We Are One

  1. There’s a lot of commentary in my readings this morning referencing gratitude and I believe I have become convinced it must be the souls nourishment and the more abiding absolutely results in more contentment.

    As I think about this extraordinary personality trait and recall how I lived a very large portion of my life without this feeling and feeling that every good thing that came my way was “just supposed to happen”.
    Even though I regard this as a slough off now I think I must acknowledge it was God’s grace unrecognized.
    And for me that’s a profound truth for if one doesn’t know anything about such a matter how could it be recognized?
    Ah! So much sweetness unrecognized!

    Do I know, am I absolutely convinced of the sweetness of spiritual transformation!

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

    PS just a reminder for myself: this is a WE program.

  2. This is a we program and it has taken me a long time to realize it. I was so mistrustful. I still have to work on it. One day at a time. My prayers go out to you today Maggs!!! Namaste Tree

  3. Top of the mid-day day family,
    Who’s strength am I seeking?
    How am I communicating to others: facial expressions / posture?
    When I take the focus off of “me”, Divine Mercy fills the hole in my soul with His spirit.
    When I focus on someone in regards to / with charity, my heart gets reenergized.
    As written by our Sister Bonnie,” I need to remember how humiliated, confused, insecure and frightened I felt at my first meeting.” Hola Hoop 3:16.
    Give us this day, our daily manna.
    Today, I have a chance to treat others as Divine Mercy treats me.

    It’s a good day to blast the heavens with our prayers for Maggie day.

  4. Prayers of gentle and consistent care to you this evening, Dear Maggie. Blessings you with virtual flowers and chocolate. Kt

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