Endigar 434 ~ A Changed Outlook

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84)

When I was drinking, my attitude was totally selfish, totally self-centered; my pleasure and my comfort came first. Now that I am sober, self-seeking has started to slip away. My whole attitude toward life and other people is changing. For me, the first “A” in our name stands for attitude. My attitude is changed by the second “A” in our name, which stands for action. By working the Steps, attending meetings, and carrying the message, I can be restored to sanity. Action is the magic word! With a positive, helpful attitude and regular A.A. action, I can stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety. My attitude now is that I am willing to go to any length to stay sober!

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My alcoholic attitude was one of isolation and distrust.  My outlook on life was depressive and fearful.  Alcohol gave me the stupid grin of oblivion.   That life is fading.

I am being introduced to the actual me. I am finding a life in which I am useful and rewarded for my courage, rather than punished for my bravado.  I desire action and the opportunity to serve.  The image of being trapped by unrealistic expectations is crumbling.

It is a work in progress, and it is one that I embrace.

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