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  • Twenty-Four Hours A Day

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    For the past few weeks we have been asking ourselves some searching questions. We
    have not been able to answer them all as we would like. But on the right answers to these
    questions will depend the usefulness and effectiveness of our lives and to some extent the
    usefulness and effectiveness of the whole A.A. movement. It all boils down to this: I
    owe a deep debt to A.A. and to the grace of God. Am I going to do all I can to repay this
    debt? Let us search our souls, make our own decisions, and act accordingly. Any real
    success we have in life will depend on that. Now is the time to put our conclusions into
    effect. What am I going to do about it?

    Meditation For The Day

    “Our Lord and our God, be it done unto us according to Thy will.” Simple acceptance of
    God’s will in whatever happens is the key to abundant living. We must continue to pray:
    Not my will but Thy will be done. It may not turn out the way you want it to, but it will be
    the best way in the long run, because it is God’s way. If you decide to accept whatever
    happens as God’s will for yourself, whatever it may be, your burdens will be lighter. Try
    to see in all things some fulfillment of the Divine Intent.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may see the working out of God’s will in my life. I pray that I may be content
    with whatever He will for me.

  • NA Just For Today

    Freedom To Choose

    “Enforced morality lacks the power that comes to us when we choose to live a spiritual life.”

    Basic Text, p.44

    In our active addiction, many of us lived our lives by default. We were unwilling or unable to make choices about how we wanted to act, what we preferred to do, or even where we would live. We allowed the drugs or other people to make our most basic decisions for us. Freedom from active addiction means, among other things, the freedom to make those choices for ourselves.

    Freedom of choice is a wonderful gift, but it’s also a great responsibility. Choice allows us to find out who we are and what we believe in. However, in exercising it, we’re called on to weigh our own choices and accept the consequences. This leads some of us to seek out someone who will make our choices for us-our sponsor, our home group, our NA friends-just as our disease made our choices for us when we were using. That’s not recovery.

    Seeking others’ experience is one thing; abdicating personal responsibility is something else. If we don’t use the gift of freedom we’ve been given, if we refuse to accept the responsibilities that go along with it, we’ll lose that gift and our lives will be diminished. We are responsible for our own recovery and our own choices. Difficult as it may seem; we must make those choices for ourselves and become willing to accept the consequences.

    Just for today: I am grateful for the freedom to live as I choose. Today, I will accept responsibility for my recovery, make my own choices, and accept the consequences.

    pg. 306

  • California Colin :)

    Daily Inspiration

    When we are in a bad mood we are often reactive and irrational. A few moments of gratitude for all that we have will quickly change our feelings. Lord, help me gratefully remember that there is always more good in my life than bad.

    Through the power of God within me, I am stronger than any of my circumstances. Lord, I seek, I knock and I ask and You are always there and ready to give me the miracles that I need.

  • Daily Reflections

    TRUE TOLERANCE

    Finally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent
    emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see
    what real love for our fellows actually means.
    TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 92

    The thought occurred to me that all people are emotionally ill to some extent. How could
    we not be? Who among us is spiritually perfect? Who among us is physically perfect?
    How could any of us be emotionally perfect? Therefore, what else are we to do but bear
    with one another and treat each other as we would be treated in similar circumstances?
    That is what love really is.

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