Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Dec 14

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“Dr. Silkworth taught us how to till the black soil of hopelessness, out of which every single spiritual awakening in our fellowship has since flowered. In December 1934 this man of science had sat humbly by my bed following my own sudden and overwhelming spiritual experience, reassuring me: ‘No, Bill,’ he had said, ‘you are not hallucinating. Whatever you have got, you had better hang on to; it is so much better than what you had only an hour ago.'”

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., August 1957
“The Physicians,”
The Language of the Heart
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Poison

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

Thought to Ponder … Anger is the wind that blows out the light of reason.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ … A N G E R  =  Any New Grudge Endangers Recovery.

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Dec 13

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“Our AA Traditions are, we trust, securely anchored in those wise precepts: charity, gratitude, and humility. Nor have we forgotten prudence. May these virtues ever stand clear before us in our meditations.”

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., August 1957
“The Physicians,”
The Language of the Heart
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Honest and Willing

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RARELY HAVE we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not, completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. 
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 58

Thought to Ponder … Willingness, honesty and open-mindedness are the essentials of recovery.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ … H O W  =  Honest, Open-minded, Willing.

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