Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Aug 23

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“It surely may be said that the future looks bright. Much more hospitalization, based on the certainty that we are a sick people and that plenty can be done about it, is now on the way. We ought gratefully to acknowledge the work of those agencies outside AA who are strenuously helping this life-redeeming trend along.”

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., May 1947
“Adequate Hospitalization: One Great Need,”
The Language of the Heart
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A Family Disease

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It is important for me to realize that, as an alcoholic, I not only hurt myself, but also those around me. Making amends to my family, and to the families of alcoholics still suffering, will always be important. Understanding the havoc I created and trying to repair the destruction, will be a lifelong endeavor. The example of my sobriety may give others hope, and faith to help themselves.
– Daily Reflections, p. 173

Thought to Ponder . . . Don’t give up before the miracle happens.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ . .  A A = Always Alive
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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Aug 22

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“When I effectively practice my program, I am only a cheap dime-store garden hose carrying God’s message of hope, recovery, and forgiveness.”

El Paso, Texas, October 2006
“Garden Hose Sobriety,”
Spiritual Awakenings II
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Guilt and Pride

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Guilt is really the reserve side of the coin of pride. Guilt aims at self-destruction, and pride aims at the destruction of others. 
– As Bill Sees It, p. 140

Thought to Ponder … Swallowing my pride will not get me drunk.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ … C H A N G E  =  Choosing Humility Allows New Gifts and Energy.

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