MORNING HELPERS 14/04
Responsibility: Your response to God’s ability.
When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically –Big Book p.64 | More…
I must keep balance by keeping spiritual things at the center of my life. Then I will be at peace amid the distractions of everyday living. 24Hours |More…
Seasoned AA members are trained by their experience to detect and defuse false causes to drink. “There are excuses but never good reasons for drinking,” they say. –Walk In Dry Places | More…
As an alcoholic I existed in life but I didn’t live: I was numbered amongst the “walking dead”. Today I make a spiritual choice that avoids alcohol. Today I am alive. –Father Leo | More…
Living Only those who dare, truly live. Having a sponsor–and being one–helps. Taking a Fifth and working the Twelfth helps. Going to meetings and sharing helps. We must not miss out on what life offers. We can risk feeling it all, hearing it all, seeing it all. –Karen Casey | More…
MORNING HELPERS 13/04
Any fool can know.
The point is to understand. –Albert Einstein
Self-pity is one of the most unhappy and consuming defects that we know.
It is a maudlin form of martyrdom, which we can ill afford. — Daily Reflections
Most of us thought good character was desirable. Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself. –As Bill Sees It p.103
Work is good for the heart. Work is good for our minds. We’ll never be
bored if we ask ourselves, “How can I make this world a better place? –Keep It Simple
The key to addiction is to be found in the obsessive and compulsive behavior patterns
that stop us from reaching our full potential as human beings. –Father Leo
In order to be a spiritual person we must
free ourselves from compulsive attitudes. –Father Leo
The last thing we expected was an awakening of the spirit. We don’t have to spend the rest of our lives in a spiritual coma. We may not like to get up in the morning but, once out of bed, we’re almost always glad we did. | More…
Friday the 13th
The fear of Friday the 13th is also called friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. – Now say that 10 times really fast!
Friggatriskaidekaphobia comes from Frigg, the Norse goddess of wisdom after whom Friday is named, and the Greek words triskaideka, meaning 13, and phobia, meaning fear.
What are the top superstitions
Avoid walking under a ladder
Blessing someone when they’ve sneezed
Crossing your fingers
Picking up a penny
Breaking a wishbone and making a wish
Throwing salt over your shoulder because you spilled it
Avoiding opening an umbrella inside
Avoiding putting new shoes on the table
Avoiding telling anyone your birthday wish when blowing out your candles
Saluting a magpie
Avoiding passing someone on the stairs
Ensuring you have ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, borrowed, something blue on yours or a friend’s wedding day
Worrying about Friday 13th approaching
Avoiding the number 13
Avoiding walking over three drains
Avoiding the number 666
Avoiding seeing the bride in their wedding dress before their wedding day
Avoiding walking over a crack
Avoiding eating cheese before bed
Avoiding letting a black cat cross your path
Having your husband carry you over the threshold of your new home
Avoiding stepping on a grate
Ensuring the bride (yourself or a friend) has not worn her complete wedding clothes before the day
Avoiding lighting three cigarettes with one match
Pushing a spoon through the bottom of an empty eggshell after finishing it
Carrying a ‘lucky rabbit’s foot’ around with you
Cutting off both ends of the loaf of bread
Making sure you haven’t left a white tablecloth on a table overnight
Never giving gloves as a present
MORNING HELPERS 12/04
The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defence against the first drink.
His defence must come from a Higher Power. –Big Book p.43 | More…
Where alcohol has been involved, we have been strangely insane. Alcoholism required me to drink, whether I wanted to or not. Insanity dominated my life. –Daily Reflections | More…
This sober world is a pleasant place for an alcoholic to live in.
Our need is God’s opportunity. First we must recognize our need. –24Hours | More…
Someone will be helped today by our kindness. The real gift, though,
is to ourselves. We are healed in our healing of others. –Karen Casey |More…
When I am compulsive about something, I ‘have to’ have it or see that it is done.
I cannot adjust the world to me; I can adjust myself to what is, to reality. –Food For Thought
I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Wow, you mean I don’t have to be sick and tired anymore? –One Day At A Time | More…
Anger and resentment are masks for fear.
Worrying is praying for things you don’t want.
MORNING HELPERS 11/04
If you woke up breathing,
Congratulations! You have another chance!
To see how erratic emotions victimized us often took a long time. We had to drop the word “blame” from our speech and thought. —Daily Reflections
I must learn to accept self-discipline. I must try never to yield one point that I have already won. –24Hours | More…
You should always help others for no reason other than your own benefit. In helping others, we are only passing on the good that has come to us. —Walk In Dry Places/Mel B.
When you are with others, be with them wholeheartedly. But when you are by yourself, be alone with God. –One Day At A Time | More…
Every day, especially this one facing us, our choices and decisions will be many. There is only one solution to any problem, and that’s the one our higher power guides us to. –Karen Casey
Suit up, Show up, Sit up, and Speak up!
When your knees knock, kneel on them. –Unknown
Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement. –Buddha
Going to meetings is like taking aspirin before a headache –Wisdom of the Rooms