SRS Excerpts from 24 Hours a day

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  1. Aradia

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    Twenty-Four Hours A Day

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    After that first drink, we had a single track mind. It
    was like a railroad train. The first drink started it
    off and it kept going on the single track until it got
    to the end of the line, drunkenness. We knew this would
    happen when we sat down at a bar to have the first drink,
    but still we couldn't keep away from liquor. Our will-power
    was gone. We had become helpless and hopeless before the
    power of alcohol. It's not the second drink or the tenth
    drink that does the damage. It's the first drink. Will I ever
    take that first drink again?


    me__I even managed to trick my self for the last two years of my drinking. I didn't do any drugs, and then I repeated a cycle of "controlled drinking". Neverthe less after the first drink turned into 4 or 5...I forgot that I'd cared to controll it to begin with. I think the question: Will I ever take the first drink again? is one too scary to ask. Instead I try to keep in mind that TODAY I will not. Just for today I wont take the first drink or use any drugs.


    I hate valentines day, so I decided to start this thread to be productive.:hsd:
     
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    My philosophy is simple-it didnt work then, it wouldnt work now. It never did. If i forget, ill go to a meeting or call my sponsor. I wake up, make my decision, and go on about my day.
     
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    DAILY REFLECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 15

    TAKING ACTION

    Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are
    being fulfilled among us--sometimes quickly, sometimes
    slowly. They will always materialize if we work for
    them.
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84

    One of the most important things A.A. has given me, in
    addition to freedom from booze, is the ability to take
    "right action." It says the promises will ALWAYS
    materialize if I WORK for them. :) Fantasizing about them,
    debating them, preaching about them and faking them
    just won't work. I'll remain a miserable, rationalizing
    dry drunk. By taking action and working the Twelve Steps
    in all my affairs, I'll have a life beyond my wildest
    dreams.
     
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    Meditation For The Day

    I will try to be unruffled, no matter what happens. I will keep my
    emotions in check, although others about me are letting theirs go. I
    will keep calm in the face of disturbance, keep that deep, inner calm
    through all the experiences of the day. In the rush of work and
    worry, the deep, inner silence is necessary to keep me on an even
    keel. I must learn to take the calm with me into the most hurried
    days.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may be still and commune with God.
    I pray that I may learn patience, humility, and peace.

     
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    Twenty-Four Hours A Day

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    Many things we do in A.A. are in preparation for that crucial moment
    when, walking down the street on a nice sunshiny day, we see a nice
    cool cocktail lounge and the idea of having a drink pops into our
    minds. If we've trained our minds so that we're well prepared for that
    crucial moment, we won't take that first drink. In other words, if
    we've done our A.A. homework well, we won't slip when temptation
    comes. In preparation for that crucial moment when I'll be tempted,
    will I keep in mind the fact that liquor is my enemy?

    Meditation For The Day

    How many of the world's prayers have gone unanswered because
    those who prayed did not endure to the end? They thought it was too
    late, that they must act for themselves, that God was not going to
    guide them. "He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved."
    Can I endure to the very end? If so, I shall be saved. I will try to
    endure with courage. If I endure, God will unlock those secret
    spiritual treasures that are hidden from those who do not endure to
    the end.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may follow God's guidance, so that spiritual success shall
    be mine. I pray that I may never doubt the power of God and so take
    things into my own hands.

     
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    this one is really good...:wavey: :bigthumb:

    Keep It Simple

    Let Go and Let God.---Twelve Step slogan
    Some days we might ask ourselves, Is it worth it? We feel alone. No one seems to care.
    Life seems hard. Recovery seems hard. This is when we need to slow down and take a look at what's going on. We're feeling this way because we're off our recovery path. We may be back
    into wanting people to see things our way. We want control. Remember, all problems are not our problems. All work is not our work. We can't have everything the way we want it. But we can do our part and let go of the rest. Than we can feel better.
    Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me remember my only work today is to do Your will for me. It is not my job to be You.
    Action for the Day: I'll talk with my sponsor or a program friend today. I'll talk about how to deal with things that seems to pull me down.

     
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    Daily Reflections

    THE KEY IS WILLINGNESS

    Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock
    and have the door ever so slightly open, we find that
    we can always open it some more.
    TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 35

    The willingness to give up my pride and self-will to a
    Power greater than myself has proved to be the only
    ingredient absolutely necessary to solve all of my
    problems today. Even the smallest amount of willingness,
    if sincere, is sufficient to allow God to enter and
    take control over my problem, pain, or obsession. My
    level of comfort is in direct relation to the degree of
    willingness I possess at any given moment to give up my
    self-will, and allow God's will to be manifested in my
    life. With the key of willingness, my worries and fears
    are powerfully transformed into serenity.




     
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    Daily Reflections

    AS WE UNDERSTAND HIM

    My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea . . . "Why don't
    you choose your own conception of God?" That statement hit me
    hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had
    lived and shivered many years. I stood in the sunlight at last. It was
    only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself.
    Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 12

    I remember the times I looked up into the sky and reflected on who
    started it all, and how. When I came to A.A., an understanding of some
    description of the spiritual dimension became a necessary adjunct to a
    stable sobriety. After reading a variety of versions, including the
    scientific, of a great explosion, I went for simplicity and made the God
    of my understanding the Great Power that made the explosion
    possible. With the vastness of the universe under His command, He
    would, no doubt, be able to guide my thinking and actions if I was
    prepared to accept His guidance. But I could not expect help if I turned
    my back on that help and went my own way. I became willing to believe
    and I have had 26 years of stable and satisfying sobriety.




     
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    Daily Reflections

    ANGER: A "DUBIOUS LUXURY"

    If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch
    and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious
    luxury of the normal men, but for alcoholics these things
    are poison.
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 66

    "Dubious luxury." How often have I remembered those words.
    It's not just anger that's best left to nonalcoholics; I
    built a list including justifiable resentment, self-pity,
    judgmentalism, self-righteousness, false pride and false
    humility. I'm always surprised to read the actual quote.
    So well have the principles of the program been drummed
    into me that I keep thinking all of these defects are
    listed too. Thank God I can't afford them--or I surely
    would indulge in them.




     

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