Love is a gift we've been given by our Creator. The fact of our existence guarantees that we deserve it. As our recognition of this grows, so does our self-love and our ability to love others. High self-esteem, stable self-worth were not our legacies before finding this program. We sought both through means which led nowhere. These Steps and our present relationships are providing the substance and direction needed in our lives to discover our worthiness.
The proof that love freely given surely brings a full return,
the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons,
the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes
but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things..
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 124
Thought to Ponder . . .
Only in giving do we receive in full measure.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Awesome.
How truly fortunate
Don’t just sit and wait for good fortune to come to you. Good fortune is something that comes from you.
Good fortune unfolds when you truly believe, with no doubt, that you have it. Good fortune comes to be when you give it a compelling reason to be.
Good fortune is not merely something your mind constructs. It is something your essential spirit expresses and incorporates into your life.
How thankful can you be? That’s what will determine how fortunate you are.
How much can you appreciate what you have? That will determine the value of what you have, and the good fortune that you are able to make with it.
Allow life’s abundance to become your good fortune. Be thankful for every little thing, and discover how truly fortunate you are.
— Ralph Marston