Endigar 626 ~ In All Our Affairs

From the Daily Reflections of December 3;

. . . we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions)

I find that carrying the message of recovery to other alcoholics is easy because it helps me to stay sober and it provides me with a sense of well-being about my own recovery. The hard part is practicing these principles in all my affairs. It is important that I share the benefits I receive from A.A., especially at home. Doesn’t my family deserve the same patience, tolerance and understanding I so readily give to the alcoholic? When reviewing my day I try to ask, “Did I have a chance to be a friend today and miss it?” “Did I have a chance to rise above a nasty situation and avoid it?” “Did I have a chance to say ‘I’m sorry,’ and refuse to?”

Just as I ask God for help with my alcoholism each day, I ask for help in extending my recovery to include all situations and all people!

 

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The Prisoner of Shark Island (19

I desire to improve in this area.  I desire to practice these principles in all the affairs that occur within my head, so that my actions are neither a facade nor an unnatural act that must be forced into existence.  I am quite focused on my self and my well-being.  Connecting and caring with the principles of the program pulsing through me is where I would like to be.  I desire to be free of the bondage of isolated selfishness.  So I will turn to the Source that made it possible for me to stop drinking and ask for help.

2 Responses to “Endigar 626 ~ In All Our Affairs”

  1. Quiet Storm Says:

    As you blog, you will find that you are helping people just by sharing your story. They feel less alone. And don’t focus on things you could have done, focus on just being grateful. I wish you luck on your journey of recovery 🙂

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