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Pretty Purple Flowers

In the process of growing to spiritual maturity, we all go through many adolescent stages.ย  —Miki L. Bowen… Progress, not perfection, is our goal in this recovery program. And many days we’ll be haunted by the feeling that we’ve regressed. We will display old behavior. We will feel unable to change, to go on, to […]

Keep it Simple <!--123120-->

May you live all the days of your life’–Jonathan Swift… Tonight, at midnight, a New Year will begin. None of us know what the New Year will hold. But we can trust ourselves to hold on to the spirit of recovery as we go through the year. As a New Year is about to begin, […]

Promise of a new Day <!--123120-->

Despite my geographical love of mankind, I would be attacked by local fears. —Grace Paley… We may have the highest principles, be generous, trusting, and public-spirited, and still find ourselves assailed at times by doubts and fears. The local fears don’t mean that we’ve betrayed our “geographical principles; only that, this time, we’re afraid.The wonderful […]

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Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

I shall be loyal in my attendance, generous in my giving, kind in my criticism, creative in my suggestions, loving in my attitudes. I shall give A.A. my interest, my enthusiasm, my devotion, and most of all, myself. The Lord’s Prayer has become part of my A.A. thoughts for each day: “Our Father who art […]

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Butterfly On A Pink Flower

Daily Resolutions The idea of “twenty-four-hour” living applies primarily to the emotional life of the individual. Emotionally speaking, we must not live in yesterday, nor in tomorrow. As Bill Sees It, p. 284 A New year: 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes–a time to consider directions, goals, and actions. I must […]

My Thought for the Day <!--123120-->

๐Ÿ’Hello Precious Lady, and Good morning to You this Wonderful dayโ— …๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’Let us not forget HOW far we have come, The PROGRESS We have Made…๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜‡ and to Remind Ourselves that it’s the JOURNEY not necessarily the DESTINATION that COUNTSโ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿš€…ย  For whatever Our situation, Or Circumstances may be…We always have a steady companion to help and […]

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…Addiction messed up our thinking and we know that from taking Step One. We forgot things, we had blackouts and we made excuses, and we even started to believe them. When we were mixed up. We couldn’t figure things out. We decided to get high and forget about it. Now our minds are clear. We […]

Daily Reflections <!--123020-->

Butterfly On A Pink Flower

ANONYMITY Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 564 Tradition Twelve became important early in my sobriety and, along with the Twelve Steps, it continues to be a must in my recovery. I became aware after I joined the Fellowship that I had […]

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Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

To the extent that I fail in my responsibilities, A.A. fails. To the extent that I succeed, A.A. succeeds. Every failure of mine will set back A.A. work to that extent. Every success of mine will put A.A. ahead to that extent. I shall not wait to be drafted for service to others, but I […]

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Pretty Purple Flowers

And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised!ย  –Colette… What does it mean to say we “despise” someone? Usually it means that we have invested a lot of energy in negative feelings; it means that we have let ourselves care deeply about someone. We would never say we “despised” […]