Keep It Simple <!--051123-->

An honest man’s the noblest work of God. — Alexander Pope— Step five says,” Admitted to God, to ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” When we did this Step, the person we admitted our wrongs to didn’t run away or reject us. That person stuck with us. Chances are, we […]

Promise Of A New Day <!--051123-->

The distance doesn’t matter; only the first step is difficult.  —Mme. du Deffand— Life continually presents us with opportunities for achieving what we desire. “Only the first step is difficult.” Each time we sense the possibility of a new direction in our lives, we are being given a chance to grow. Sometimes the first step […]

Daily Reflections <!--051123-->

Butterfly On A Pink Flower

A NEW SENSE OF BELONGING Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts, and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn’t belong. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 57 After four years in A.A. I was able to discover the freedom from the burden of buried emotions that […]

Thought For The Day <!--051123-->

Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

We can depend on those members of any group who have gone all out for the program. They come to meetings. They work with other alcoholics. We don’t have to worry about their slipping. They’re loyal members of the group. I’m trying to be a loyal member of the group. When I’m tempted to take […]

Each Day A New Beginning <!--051123-->

Pretty Purple Flowers

Bad moments, like good ones, tend to be grouped together.  —Edna O’Brien… Rough times may be pouring in on us at the moment, and they may seem unending. Difficulties appear to attract more difficulties, problems with loved ones, problems at work, problems with our appearance. A negative attitude, something that we all struggle with at […]