Keep it Simple <!--093021-->

If we follow the Twelve Steps, we’ll leave failure behind. We may have tried and tired to be sober, good people, but failed if we were doing it our way. Now is the time to stop listening to ourselves and start listening to pros, those who have gone before us. When we follow their lead, […]

Each day a new Beginning <!--093021-->

Pretty Purple Flowers

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  —Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy— We choose the lives we lead. We choose sadness or happiness; success or failure; dread or excited anticipation. Whether or not we are conscious of our choices, we are making them every moment. Accepting […]

A.A. Thought for the Day <!--093021-->

Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

There are no leaders in A.A., except as they volunteer to accept responsibility. The work of carrying on A.A.–leading group meetings, serving on committees, speaking before other groups, doing twelfth-step work, spreading A.A. among the alcoholics of the community–all these things are done on a volunteer basis. If I don’t volunteer to do something concrete […]

Daily Reflections <!--093021-->

Butterfly On A Pink Flower

THE CIRCLE AND THE TRIANGLE The circle stands for the whole world of A.A., and the triangle stands for A.A.’s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. Within our wonderful new world, we have found freedom from our fatal obsession. A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 139 Early in my A.A. life, I became employed in […]

My Thought for the Day <!--093021-->

💝Rise and Shine Beautiful, Strong and Creative Woman❗…🙋💪💃… Life is Zipping by at such a rapped pace…⏰📅… that we turn our heads and the week or month is over❓…🤦…🤷😳🤪…So before we can do it all over again, maybe we can check-in with ourselves…🤔💁… By asking  ourselves,” Am I Being TRUE to Myself ❓”…”Am I saying […]

Promise of a new Day <!--093021-->

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts. —Nikki Giovanni— We’re not perfect. Our mistakes are consistent with the lessons we’ve been assigned to learn. We strive for perfection in ourselves and sometimes we demand it of others. And when we fall short of the mark, we frequently feel […]

Promise of a new Day <!--092921-->

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. —Carl Gustav Jung— Life is full of contrasts. What we perceive or feel at this moment is often heightened by an experience we just passed through. It’s the sum […]

A.A.Thought for the Day <!--092921-->

Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

Having got this far, shall we pause and ask ourselves some searching questions? We need to check up on ourselves periodically. Just how good an A.A. am I? Am I attending meetings regularly? Am I doing my share to carry the load? When there is something to be done, do I volunteer? Do I speak […]

Each day a new Beginning <!--092921-->

Pretty Purple Flowers

Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other to belong to themselves.  —Louise Bernikow— To have anything worth giving to a friend, we must belong to ourselves. Are we someone we like? Does our behavior agree with our beliefs? Do our friends share our values, and when we are together do […]

Daily Reflections <!--092921-->

Butterfly On A Pink Flower

EXACTLY ALIKE Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 89 A man came to the meeting drunk, interrupted the speakers, stood up and took his shirt off, staggered loudly back and forth for coffee, demanded to talk, and eventually called the group’s secretary an […]