Endigar 362 ~ A Full and Thankful Heart

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits.  When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know.  (As Bill Sees It, page 37)

I believe that we in Alcoholics Anonymous are fortunate in that we are constantly reminded of the need to be grateful and of how important gratitude is to our sobriety.  I am truly grateful for the sobriety God has given me through the A.A. program and am glad I can give back what was given to me freely.  I am grateful not only for sobriety, but for the quality of life my sobriety has brought.  God has been gracious enough to give me sober days and a life blessed with peace and contentment, as well as the ability to give and receive love, and the opportunity to serve others – in our Fellowship, my family and my community.  For all of this, I have “a full and thankful heart.”



I wonder if it would be beneficial if, after writing out a gratitude list, it is followed by an emulation list.  For instance, I am grateful that my Higher Power has helped me to stay sober.  The way I would like to emulate my Higher Power is by helping other alcoholics find sobriety.  It’s just a thought.

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