Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Alcoholism Information > Alcoholism-12 Step Support
Forgot Password? Join Us!
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read Chat Room [6]


Welcome to the Sober Recovery Community

Already registered? Login above ---^
OR
To take advantage of all Posting, Chatting, Gaming, and all the features available at SoberRecovery, join the over 100,000 current members, and become a member of our supportive community today! Ads will no longer appear on the forums, once you register.



Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Trudging that road.
 
newby1961's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle Wa
Posts: 6,837
Blog Entries: 1
Arrow Twenty-Four Hours A Day for 1/4/2013

*~*~*~*^TwentyFourHoursADay^*~*~*~*

A.A. Thought for the Day

In Alcoholics Anonymous there is no thought of individual profit. No greed or gain. No membership fees, no dues. Only voluntary contributions of our money and ourselves. All that we hope for is sobriety and regeneration, so that we can live normal, respectable lives and can be recognized by others as men and women willing to do unto others as we would be done by. These things we accomplish by the help of each other, by following the Twelve Steps, and by the grace of God. Am I willing to work for A.A. without material gain to myself?

Meditation for the Day

What is sometimes called a conversion by religion is often only the discovery of God as a friend in need, What is sometimes called religion is often only the experiencing of the help and strength of God's power in our lives. What is sometimes called holiness is often only the invitation of God to be our Friend. As God becomes your friend, you become a friend to others. We experience true human friendship and from this experience we can imagine what kind of a Great Friend God can be. We believe Him to be a tireless, selfless, all conquering, miracle-working Friend. We can reach out to the Great Friend and figuratively take His hand in ours.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may think of God as a Great Friend in need. I pray that I may go along with Him.


(Twenty-Four Hours A Day) Hazelden Foundation 2013
newby1961 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to newby1961 For This Useful Post:
2granddaughters (01-04-2013), CaiHong (01-04-2013), Db1105 (01-04-2013), Fernaceman (01-04-2013), foodie1 (01-04-2013), IndaMiricale (01-04-2013), paul99 (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 05:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Trudger of Happy Destiny
 
Fernaceman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 1,887
Thought - Most of the time my focus on AA is not of material gain. It is thinking of others and how I can be useful in everyday life. I'd be lying though, if I didn't sometimes fantasize about "gifts" that can be received in sobriety through God. Better job, better life, etc. They are definitely not as prominent as they once were.

Med & Prayer - I never really thought of God as a Great Friend in need. I guess my relationship with Him has so far been kind of selfish. I have started praying for others instead of myself, but I really never had the perspective that God needs prayer for Himself, too. Hmm. That's got me pondering and thinking!
Fernaceman is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Fernaceman For This Useful Post:
CaiHong (01-04-2013), IndaMiricale (01-04-2013), paul99 (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013), tomsteve (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
Posts: 4,768
Great post, newby, but it doesn't match with my hardcover copy of the book. I probably needed to see your copy today along with my Jan 4 reading.

All the best.

Bob R
2granddaughters is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 2granddaughters For This Useful Post:
IndaMiricale (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 07:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
tomsteve's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: northern michigan. not the U.P.
Posts: 4,643
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2granddaughters View Post
Great post, newby, but it doesn't match with my hardcover copy of the book. I probably needed to see your copy today along with my Jan 4 reading.

All the best.

Bob R
i wouldnt have noticed that until i got to the nooner! LOL

i get a chuckle when i read the word "normal" pertaining to recovery.
__________________
all big book quotes from 1st edition
tomsteve is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tomsteve For This Useful Post:
IndaMiricale (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
stepping on my way...
 
stepping's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,076
''''What is sometimes called a conversion by religion is often only the discovery of God as a friend in need, What is sometimes called religion is often only the experiencing of the help and strength of God's power in our lives. What is sometimes called holiness is often only the invitation of God to be our Friend. As God becomes your friend, you become a friend to others. We experience true human friendship and from this experience we can imagine what kind of a Great Friend God can be. We believe Him to be a tireless, selfless, all conquering, miracle-working Friend. We can reach out to the Great Friend and figuratively take His hand in ours."""

Gives me chilllllsssss to read!
I love this and the KISS mantality

Good sober day everyone!
stepping is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to stepping For This Useful Post:
CaiHong (01-04-2013), IndaMiricale (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
Fellow Traveler and Seeker
 
paul99's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,304
Ha ha...this is July 4th's reading....good thing SR still has the fireworks display going on for your Independence Day celebrations!
paul99 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to paul99 For This Useful Post:
IndaMiricale (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
stepping on my way...
 
stepping's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,076
I knew "something" was going on Paul! I thought I was having a hit of the deja vus! I even posted that in another reading.

Hey, but God has a reason for this so take it in
stepping is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to stepping For This Useful Post:
IndaMiricale (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
Fellow Traveler and Seeker
 
paul99's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,304
God is the bridge for me for all the things in my new life. Being a friend to others, well, that's always been a difficult one for me, even in my sobriety. But being in the program has helped me to reach out and to be open and receptive to others, and has shown me through others how it is to be a true friend - the work, the effort...and the rewards of it. For someone like me who closed himself from everyone, learning to be a friend is new, and opens me up to so many things I never thought.
paul99 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to paul99 For This Useful Post:
CaiHong (01-04-2013), IndaMiricale (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
Powerless over Alcohol
 
IndaMiricale's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Trudging the Road to Happy Destiny!
Posts: 4,018
I had a material life before, and I still chose to sleep in the woods..

Today with my great friend (God) I just go with it. Whatever I need I shall receive. And what I want is consequesal..

I am grateful for my 2 best friends.. HP.. and "C"..
__________________
"The only real thing in life are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay." Bob Dylan

"Each day,somewhere in the world ,recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic , sharing experience,strength and hope."
IndaMiricale is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to IndaMiricale For This Useful Post:
CaiHong (01-04-2013), paul99 (01-04-2013), stepping (01-04-2013)
Old 01-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
CaiHong's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,048
Inda who or what is "C" ?
CaiHong
CaiHong is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:19 AM.


 
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
 
Drug Rehab | Best Treatment Center | Detox Center | Residential Treatment Center
Cocaine/Crack Treatment | Alcohol Rehab | Heroin/Oxycontin Treatment Center | Crystal Meth Treatment | Marijuana Treatment | Methadone Treatment | Suboxone Treatment
 
Local Treatment Resources and Events
 
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | DC | Delaware
Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire
New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island
South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennesee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

© 2013 Internet Brands. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Health Disclaimer
A proud member of the SoberRecovery® Network of Addiction and Recovery Websites