- to have been reminded last night by someone on their first day of sobriety just how full of fear I was when I came into AA. Today I have fears, they are still there somewhat, but nothing compared to what I used to carry with me.
- that a friend wrote something so dear to me last night and gave me a new insight into our friendship
- for the article in 002 magazine about the Nau-haus Gallery and that my art is in the photos
- for so much good stuff in today's meditations
- for the good life
Give your long-term intentions the opportunity to dispel the short-term, momentary urges. With a clear, solid purpose firmly in mind, you'll stay reliably on track. Whatever you choose to imagine can happen for you. Constantly give your goals a sincere reason why, and you'll bring them steadily to life. ~Ralph Marston
If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. ~As Bill Sees It
Sobriety fills the painful "hole in the soul" that my alcoholism created. Often I feel so physically well that I believe my work is done. However, joy is not just the absence of pain; it is the gift of continued spiritual awakening. Joy comes from ongoing and active study, as well as application of the principles of recovery in my everyday life, and from sharing that experience with others. My Higher Power presents many opportunities for deeper spiritual awakening. I need only to bring into my recovery the willingness to grow. Today I am ready to grow. ~Daily Reflections