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In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments—there are consequences. —Robert G. Ingersoll— In life, as in nature, we experience the consequences of our actions. Some consequences benefit us in very positive ways. Others teach harsh lessons. But no action avoids having some effect on the lives of other people, too. It is fortunate that […]

Each Day a New Beginning <!--043023-->

Pretty Purple Flowers

Accustomed as we are to change, or unaccustomed, we think of a change of heart, of clothes, of life, with some uncertainty.Β  —Josephine Miles— Being used to a situation, even a painful one, carries with it a level of comfort. Moving away from the pain, changing the situation, be it job, home, or marriage, takes […]

Thought For The Day <!--043023-->

Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

The A.A. program is one of faith because we find that we must have faith in a Power greater than ourselves if we are going to get sober. We’re helpless before alcohol, but when we turn our drink problem over to God and have faith that He can give us all the strength we need, […]

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πŸ™‹Hello Wonderful, Strong Woman of this WORLD❗…πŸ’ͺπŸŒŽπŸ’ƒ…There are so many ways we can spend our day, enjoying ourselves by living in the present moment with all those around us…πŸ˜πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘­…or up in our head in isolation and depression…πŸ¦±πŸ‘©β€πŸš€πŸ‘½πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ… Oh Boy don’t that sound fun❗…πŸ†˜οΈβš°πŸ‘»…NOT SO MUCH..We Make our ATTITUDES, and we seek GOD’S help when WE […]

Daily Reflections <!--043023-->

A GREAT PARADOX These legacies of suffering and of recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other. This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.’s all around the globe. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 151 The great paradox of […]

Keep It Simple <!--043023-->

When you want to be something, it means you really love it. —Andy Warhol… At times, we turned to chemicals because we couldn’t love ourselves. Our addiction gave a promise of relief, but it gave us self-hate. We wanted to love, but couldn’t. What is it we really love ?Β  Where should we put out […]

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I too am born and grown to be this thing only; to be Anna in the world. —Anna Rydstedt Dannstedt— In all the world there is no one like you or no one like me.Even identical twin are not wholly alike. The sum of genetic information, experience, learning, desire, and memory that makes up each […]

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The A.A. program is one of faith, hope, and charity. It’s a program of hope because when new members come into A.A., the first thing they get is hope. They hear older members tell how they had been through the same kind of hell that they have and how they found the way out through […]

Keep It Simple <!--042923-->

I’m as pure as the driven slush. —Tallulad Bankhead— The Steps are filled with words and phrases like shortcomings, exact nature of our wrongs, persons we had harmed, and when we were wrong. The Steps help us accept all parts of who we are. Our program asks us to share these parts of ourselves with […]

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GROUP AUTONOMY Some may think that we have carried the principle of group autonomy to extremes. For example, in its original “long form,” Tradition Four declares: “Any two or three gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that as a group they have no other affiliation.” . . . . But […]