Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Oct 23

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“One old-timer explained it this way to me: ‘Don’t let your mind rattle on at meetings. Then all you’ll hear from someone else is something that gets you thinking about what you have to say. Listen to everything the person talking has to say, as if your life depended on it — because it might one day. Listen to everyone this way, especially the ones you want to ignore,’ this old-timer said. ‘God won’t deprive you of the answer you need, if you’ve come to an AA meeting needing an answer. He may, however, have your answer come out of the mouth of the person you least expect to have your answer. God has a sense of humor.”

May 1990
“Quiet Guidance,”
Sober and Out
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Combating Alcoholism

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In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure. If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed for a time, but he usually winds up with a bigger explosion than ever. We have tried these methods. These attempts to do the impossible have always failed.  
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 101

Thought to Ponder … Faith makes the impossible possible.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ … N E W  =  Nothing Else Worked.

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Oct 22

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“The simplicity of this program never changes — what works is constant: trust in God, clean house, and work with others.”

Concord, Calif., Mary 1997
“Take My Advice — I’m Not Using It,”
Emotional Sobriety
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Willingness to Believe

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Let us make haste to reassure you. We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God. 
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 46

Thought to Ponder … God seldom becomes a reality until God becomes a necessity.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ … W I L L I N G  =  When I Live Life, I Need God.

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