Keep It Simple
Each day provides its own gifts. ---Ruth D. Freedman
Life is full of wonderful gifts. Recovery is life's greatest gift to us. If we're not excited about being sober, we need to check ourselves. Are we keeping something secret? Is there a sadness we need to talk about? Are we stuffing anger? These things eat away at our excitement for life.
When I become "willing to make amends to them all"
I am saying to them, "your pain is my pain; when I hurt you, I hurt myself;
I will try not to hurt you anymore." With this kind of willingness to identify,
my Higher Power has always set up my amends and allowed both of us
to grow from the love involved in such an act.
-Experience, Strength and Hope [Vol. 2], p. 163
Thought to Ponder . . .
If faith without works is dead; then willingness without action is fantasy.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
W H O = Willingness, Honesty, Open-mindedness.
Life brings you great and wonderful gifts each day. Be aware, be appreciative, and be willing to make the best use of every one.
Often, the most valuable of life’s gifts don’t look very appealing when you first encounter them. They appear as demanding problems and complicated challenges.
Be appreciative anyway, and soon you’ll begin to see the positive value that’s hidden in those difficulties. Be appreciative, and you’ll discover ways to make meaningful use of that value.
What you have may not seem like much, yet within what you already have is your connection to all you could ever desire. Truly appreciate what you already have, what you already know, what you already can do, and you’ll activate that connection to limitless abundance.
Be appreciative of the truth, even when it is painful. Be appreciative of each moment, of each circumstance, of each encounter, for everything can add richness to your life when you allow it.
Be appreciative of whatever may come. And you’ll see your own unique way to make it great.
— Ralph Marston