Changing as A Way of Life Learning I can change; changing what I can, that is me, and being grateful for the wisdom and opportunity are rewards in sober living. Before I came to believe a power greater than myself
It’s not old behavior if I’m still doing it, an AA watchword states. Wha-a-a-a-a-a-t? I was just remembering how . . . Oh, wait; taking trips down memory lane is like sailing steerage on the Titanic; the chances of safe
The miracle in both AA and Al-Anon is overcoming what we thought could never change – first in ourselves, and then in others. And I mean miracle in every sense of the word. I came into the Al-Anon program so
Remember My Deliverance The meditation for today urged “never grow numb to your dynamic salvation.” (Psalm 103:2) Don’t take for granted that deliverance, the writer seemed to say to me, from where I was, to where I am; nor fear
What’s Today’s Verb Tense? Rereading Step Ten at a recent 12 &12 meeting, I see how reminders of what I hear at meetings take on fresh usefulness —like Keep recovery in the present tense — written in red ink.
Years ago, a contemporary hymn described a sensation I surely had in a recent meeting — that of standing on holy ground — being aware of power greater than I am was making Himself available to hurting souls. I felt
Today is the opportunity to build the tomorrow you want, the meme declared. Right – Somebody thought of that bromide before 2020! But, you know what? God offers to everyone the choice between truth and repose. Take which you please–you
Daily Troubles and My Choices Today’s troubles are bizarre and wild. Yet, they aren’t unfamiliar. Today’s troubles are like a flashback to 1968. Back then, in 1968, the day’s troubles engulfed me, giving me ample excuses to drink and experiment
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