Walk in Dry Places
Being right or wrong____ Honesty
Step Ten advises us to promptly admit it when we're wrong. Perhaps there should be another Step warning us not to be too confident when we're sure we're right.
Humility is not about self-judgment or condemnation,
but it does mean knowing, at the core of my being, who I am
and owning my own strengths and limitations.
Humility is about realizing that I have everything to stay clean,
sober, and have a happy life.
Humility is about knowing I don't have to do it alone, that I have a Higher Power
and a support system in the rooms of AA to help me.
- The AA Grapevine, July 2011, p. 27
Thought to Ponder . . .
Humility is not a station we arrive at; it's a way of traveling.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Attitude Adjustment.
The best there can be
It is by giving of yourself that you fully understand and appreciate how very much you have available to give. It is by making a small difference, again and again, that you realize what an enormous difference you can make.
Do you ever feel like hunkering down and hiding from life because it has been so cruel and difficult? In fact, your best choice is the complete opposite.
If life has disappointed you, it’s because you haven’t opened yourself fully to its wonder and richness. When life is pushing hard against you, it’s because you’ve been holding back.
The external disappointments are possible only because there is beautiful and worthwhile and meaningful internal value. Let that value freely flow out from you, and delight in the experience as it colors your world in a more positive light.
Life’s goodness is made possible by your vision of that goodness. Your dreams are made real by your commitment to them.
Give the best that you have. And you’ll experience the best there can be.
— Ralph Marston