Keep It Simple
He who laughs, last.---Mary Pettibone Poole
It feels good to laugh again! Our disease took away our sense of humor. Recovery gives it back. That's why there's so much laughter at our meetings. By seeing the funny side of things, we ease up.
In making amends, we should be sensible, tactful, considerate,
and humble without being servile or scraping.
As God's people, we stand on our feet; we don't crawl before anyone.
- As Bill Sees It, p.277
Thought to Ponder . . .
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes
and to make amends for them.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Accountable Actions.
Decide with your heart
Decide with your heart, and then do. Decide with your heart, and then stay decided until the job is done.
Decide to do what you know is right for you. Then don’t let anything stop you from getting it finished.
Feel the doubts and fears, and then move forward anyway. Each time anyone tells you why you can’t, remind yourself again of why you must.
If circumstances are less than ideal, so be it. You can deal with the challenges as they come, and move steadily toward the achievement of what you’ve decided.
Decide with your heart, and you’ll naturally be committed to that decision. Whatever may come, you’ll know you have what it takes to get the job done.
From the depth of your being, from the truth in your heart, decide what you will do. Then delight in the process and in the fulfillment of getting it done.
— Ralph Marston