Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Money cost to much.---Ross MacDonald
Action for the Day: Today, I'll read over the promises of the program. They are found at the bottom of page 83 at the top of the page of page 84 in the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, Third Edition. (http://www.step12.com/promises.html)
We need each other's experience, strength, and hope,
regardless of age or length of sobriety.
The saving grace of God doesn't come like a bolt out of the blue.
In comes through, in, and from other suffering, as well as rescued,
souls like you and me.
I am happy to be part of a living and growing fellowship
with an infallible heartbeat.
Divine power is the pulse of AA, and it doesn't change,
no matter how errant and foolish we mortals be.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 94
Thought to Ponder . . .
Together we can do what we could never do alone.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
E S H = Experience, Strength and Hope.
Get busy living
Today is a new day. Fill it with new experience.
You have the extremely valuable opportunity today to grow. Take full advantage of that opportunity.
There are things you enjoy that you don’t yet know you enjoy. Explore the possibilities, and discover some of those things.
There is beauty that will thrill your soul that you have not yet encountered. Get going, get out there, get busy living, and find that new beauty.
If all you ever do is stay right where you are, you’ll never know how truly magnificent your life can be. Step enthusiastically out of your comfortable rut, and into the bright, beautiful world of new possibilities.
Just around that corner you’ve never before turned, there’s a whole new path to fulfillment. Get busy living, and fill your life with the richness you don’t even know you’re missing.
— Ralph Marston