Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Feb 10

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“I can remember … how the agonies of alcoholism, the pain of rebellion and thwarted pride, have often led me to God’s grace, and so to a new freedom.”

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., March 1962
“What Is Acceptance?,”
The Language of the Heart

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Helping Others

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Your candidate may give reasons why he need not follow all of the program. He may rebel at the thought of a drastic housecleaning which requires discussion with other people. Do not contradict such views. Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action. 
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 94

Thought to Ponder . . .  Trust God. Clean house. Help others.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ . . .  P R O G R A M  =  People Relying OGod Relaying A Message.

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Feb 9

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“The day came when the members of AA started giving me compliments on how I was doing and the smiles I returned were genuine because I knew I was in fact doing better. I could finally face the woman in the mirror and smile and be absolutely overwhelmed by the gratitude toward God and the members of AA.”

Mandan, N.D., June 1998
“The Woman in the Mirror,”
No Matter What
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Loneliness

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The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself. As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. 
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 151

Thought to Ponder . . .  Alcoholic drinking’s three stages: impulsive, compulsive, repulsive.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ … FAILURE  =  Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty.

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