OPPORTUNITY

Definition of Opportunity: a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
Synonyms of Opportunity: chance, favourable time/occasion/moment, suitable time/occasion/moment, opening, window (of opportunity), etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Nothing lasts forever, and within each struggle is the opportunity for real growth. –Each Day a New Beginning/Karen Casey | More… 

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A major element of our recovery is the focus we place on our behavior, the seriousness with which we tackle our inventories. We can look at ourselves and how we reach out and act toward others; it is a far cry from where we were before entering this program.

How thrilling is the knowledge that we can invite loving behavior by giving it! In every instance we can control our behavior.

Thus never should we be surprised about the conditions of our lives. –Each Day A New Beginning/Karen Casey 17/12 | More…

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Do you see what a special, precious opportunity each day of your life is. See all the lessons you can learn. See how you can participate in your growth.

See how carefully God holds your hand, guides you down the right path, offers just the right words and opportunities at the right moments, sends just the right people your way. You can stumble and fall and feel abandoned, then get up and suddenly, in one moment, understand that lesson you’ve been trying to learn.

You can wait and thank God later. But you might as well thank God now. Maybe the best way to thank God is by living your life fully today. –More Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie | More…

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Life experience and a measure of reflection show us that most of what comes our way is beyond our control. When we use trouble as our teacher, we develop the art of living.

We are taking a spiritual approach, using our Higher Power as our guide.
We can choose today to use our difficulties for our learning and growth.

Serenity develops, not by eliminating life’s difficulties, but by having a reliable relationship with our Higher Power in the midst of it all. –Touchstones 11/12 | More…

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