IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Thursday, August 13, 2009

08.13.09

Point all your actions, large and small, important and seemingly insignificant, in the direction you wish to see your life move. Time will combine all those actions into an increasingly powerful set of results, and now is when you can choose those results. ~Ralph Marston
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Today I am grateful...
  • that we will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us
  • that the program of AA has allowed me to move through the world as a much more compassionate person
  • that although I have a great big desire to write a lot about something that happened yesterday, it's better that I just stay quiet
  • that things are different today than they were 5 years and 9 months ago
  • that every day my Higher Power shares lots of little secrets with me--and that tickles me

We had but two alternatives; one was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could, and the other was to accept spiritual help. ~Big Book

*Oh, snap!* While drinking, we were certain that our intelligence, backed by will power, could rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world around us. This brave philosophy, wherein each man played God, sounded good in the speaking, but it still had to meet the acid test: How well did it actually work? One good look in the mirror was answer enough. ~12&12

8 comments:

Jeremy said...

Today I am a man of action, thanks to this program.

Thank you for reminding me about the little ones that can build up over time, thanks too for the suggestion about listening!

Have a great Thurs!

Tall Karen said...

I just love the little shared secrets too. So much really good stuff here to start my day.

Lou said...

Now I will have to make up a story in my mind about what happened yesterday.

Oh, now I remember..it was all about me!

dAAve said...

You're gonna have to tell me what happened. Apparently, it went over my head.

Ed G. said...

I seem to still sometimes know how best to create problems for myself and then I get the opportunity to learn from that...

...still haven't quite got that intuition dialed in 100% yet...

Blessings and aloha...

Ginnie said...

I got a kick out of your not talking about something that happened yesterday. That type of reticence took me a long time to accomplish...but it's paid off over they years.

Mary Christine said...

I didn't recall that the 12 & 12 said "oh, snap!" anywhere. I better look at it again.

Syd said...

Thanks Scott for the quotes, the gratitude list and the Oh snap in orange. I'm glad that things are different today also.