AA Thought for the Day
July 8, 2007
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear --
primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed
or would fail to get something we demanded.
Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands,
we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration.
Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means
of reducing these demands.
The difference between a demand and a simple request
is plain to anyone.
c. 1953 AAWS, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 76
With permission, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Thought to Ponder . . .
"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow."
Alice M. Swaim