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Daily Reflections


“. . . sometimes the good is the enemy of the best.”

I think these words apply to every area of A.A.’s Three Legacies:
Recovery, Unity and Service! I want them etched in my mind and life as
I “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 164).
These words, often spoken by co-founder Bill W., were appropriately
said to him as the result of the group’s conscience. It brought home to
Bill W. the essence of our Second Tradition: “Our leaders are but
trusted servants; they do not govern.”

Just as Bill W. was originally urged to remember, I think that in our
group discussions we should never settle for the “good,” but always
strive to attain the “best.” These common strivings are yet another
example of a loving God, as we understand Him, expressing Himself
through the group conscience. Experiences such as these help me to
stay on the proper path of recovery. I learn to combine initiative with
humility, responsibility with thankfulness, and thus relish the joys of
living my twenty-four hour program.