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A Daily Reprieve

What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85

Maintaining my spiritual condition is like working out every day, planning for the marathon, swimming laps, jogging. It’s staying in good shape spiritually, and that requires prayer and meditation. The single most important way for me to improve my conscious contact with a Higher Power is to pray and meditate. I am as powerless over alcohol as I am to turn back the waves of the sea; no human force had the power to overcome my alcoholism. Now I am able to breathe the air of joy, happiness and wisdom. I have the power to love and react to events around me with the eyes of a faith in things that are not readily apparent. My daily reprieve means that, no matter how difficult or painful things appear today, I can draw on the power of the program to stay liberated from my cunning, baffling and powerful illness…

© Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

No One’s Every Had a Scowl After Riding a Roller Coaster

They go up and down and all around. So hang on, or put your hands in the air if that’s your thing. Breath and realize you’ve never had a scowl on your face after riding a roller coaster. You have always gotten off a roller coaster smiling from ear to…

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