BEAUTIFUL

Definition of Beautiful:
pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.
Synonyms of Beautiful:
attractive, handsome, good-looking, pleasing, alluring, prepossessing, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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In our addiction, we often went after what was ugly in life. We saw people’s defects instead of their beauty. Addiction is an ugly, painful disease.

The worst part of addiction is how it doesn’t let us see beauty in the world. Recovery is beautiful. Our stories are beautiful. The way we help each other is beautiful.

But sometimes, we may still see the world as ugly. At these times, we need to turn to our program. One thing is sure— if we turn to our program, we’ll see how beautiful the world is. –Keep It Simple | More…

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My Creator, today let me remember the reason I’m here on Mother Earth. Let me look into my own eyes and see the beauty You have created. Let me have good thoughts. –Elders Meditations.

Sometimes we look at something close up and it appears to be ugly. Are we focused on something ugly about ourselves, or are we looking at ourselves as a whole? We all have purpose, and we are all beautiful. –Elders

Let us discard our failures, using only what we have learned from them to achieve success. Looking back at missed opportunities will make it impossible for us to recognize new chances to enjoy life to the fullest. Looking only for beauty is a beautiful thing in itself. –Today’s Gift | More…

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So many people think that beauty is what you do to yourself. Reality is not about what we wear but who we are.

The beauty that God has created comes from within. When God said to the world, “It is good”, beauty was born. Alcohol and crazy relationships only get in the way of us being what we were intended to be: beautiful for God. Father Leo’s meditations | More…

We are surrounded with loveliness in nature and in people’s thoughts, words, and deeds. To accept that beauty, we must carry within ourselves a sensitivity, an appreciation for what is offered, and that sensitivity is a large part of the beauty we carry within us.  –One More Day | More…

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