VALUES

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Definition of Value: the regard that something is held to deserve
Synonyms of Value: merit, worth, desirability, good, service, helpfulness, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
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Today I see my value. Sobriety has restored my dignity. Today I am in touch with that part of me that is noble. Today in my sobriety I am a spiritual somebody, not a nobody. –Father Leo | More…

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When we are born, we start with a beautiful empty mind ready to be given our beliefs, attitudes, habits and expectations. Most of our true learning comes from watching the actions of others.

As we watch our family or relatives, whatever their actions and values are, so will be the children’s values and acts. If we see our families living a just and peaceful way of life, so then will the children.

If we see our family shouting, arguing, and hateful, so will it be for the children. The cycle of life – baby, youth, adult and Elder is all connected. If the older ones have good values, it will be connected to the children. –Elders Meditations | More…

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We become able to make wise and loving decisions based on principles and ideals that have real value in our lives. The Twelve Steps give us a strong dose of real values, the kind that help us live in harmony with ourselves and those around us.

We place our faith not in ourselves, our families, or our communities, but in a Higher Power And in doing so, we grow secure enough to be able to trust our communities, our families, and even ourselves.

We learn to be honest, no matter what—and we learn to refrain from doing things we might want to hide. We learn to accept responsibility for our actions.

“It’s mine “is replaced with a spirit of selflessness. These are the kind of values that help us become a responsible, productive part of the life around us. Rather than digging us deeper into a grave, these values restore us to the world of the living.–Just For Today | More…

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knew the value of my life until I looked beyond it. For years I was so self-obsessed that I missed the joy and beauty of this wonderful world. Today I am “dumping” my feelings of guilt, shame and anger.  –Father Leo | More…

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