Monday, May 21, 2018

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Friends of Bill W Daily Reflections MAY 21

 MAY 21
A LIST OF BLESSINGS 
One exercise that I practice is to try for a full inventory of
my blessings. . . . 

AS BILL SEES IT, p. 37 
What did I have to be grateful for? I shut myself up and
started listing the blessings for which I was in no way
responsible, beginning with having been born of sound
mind and body. I went through seventy-four years of living
right up to the present moment. The list ran to two pages,
and took two hours to compile; I included health, family,
money, A.A. —the whole gamut. 
Every day in my prayers, I ask God to help me
remember my list, and to be grateful for it throughout the
day. When I remember my gratitude list, it's very hard to
conclude that God is picking on me. 

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Friends of Bill W Daily Reflections MAY 20

 MAY 20
ONE DAY AT A TIME 
Above all, take it one day at a time
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 11 

Why do I kid myself that I must stay away from a drink for
only one day, when I know perfectly well I must never
drink again as long as I live? I am not kidding myself
because one day at a time is probably the only way I can
reach the long-range objective of staying sober. 
If I determine that I shall never drink again as long as I
live, I set myself up. How can I be sure I won't drink when
I have no idea what the future may hold? 
On a day-at-a-time basis, I am confident I can stay away
from a drink for one day. So I set out with confidence. At
the end of the day, I have the reward of achievement.
Achievement feels good and that makes me want more! 

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friends of Bill W Daily Reflections MAY 19

 MAY 19
GIVING WITHOUT STRINGS 
And he well knows that his own life has been made richer,
as an extra dividend of giving to another without any
demand for a return. 
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 69 

The concept of giving without strings was hard to
understand when I first came into the program. I was
suspicious when others wanted to help me. I thought,
"What do they want in return?" But I soon learned the joy
of helping another alcoholic and I understood why they
were there for me in the beginning. My attitudes changed
and I wanted to help others. Sometimes I became anxious,
as I wanted them to know the joys of sobriety, that life can
be beautiful. When my life is full of a loving God of my
understanding and I give that love to my fellow alcoholic, I
feel a special richness that is hard to explain. 

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Friends of Bill W Daily Reflections MAY 18

 MAY 18
FREEDOM TO BE ME 
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development,
we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are
going to know a new freedom and a new happiness 
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 83 

My first true freedom is the freedom not to have to take a
drink today. If I truly want it, I will work the Twelve Steps
and the happiness of this freedom will come to me through
the Steps—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. Other
freedoms will follow, and inventorying them is a new
happiness. I had a new freedom today, the freedom to be
me. I have the freedom to be the best me I have ever been. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Friends of Bill W Daily Reflections MAY 17

 MAY 17
. . . AND FORGIVE 
Under very trying conditions I have had, again and again,
to forgive others—also myself 
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 268 

Forgiveness of self and forgiveness of others are just two
currents in the same river, both hindered or shut off
completely by the dam of resentment. Once that dam is
lifted, both currents can flow. The Steps of A.A. allow me
to see how resentment has built up and subsequently
blocked off this flow in my life. The Steps provide a way
by which my resentments may—by the grace of God as I
understand Him— be lifted. It is as a result of this solution
that I can find the necessary grace which enables me to forgive
myself and others.
 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Friends of Bill W Daily Reflections MAY 16

 MAY 16
WE FORGIVE . .
Often it was while working on this Step with our sponsors
or spiritual advisers that we first felt truly able to forgive
others, no matter how deeply we felt hey had wronged us.
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round
forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we
resolutely tackled Step Five hat we inwardly knew we'd be
able to receive forgiveness and give it, too. 
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 58 
 
What a great feeling forgiveness is! What a revelation
about my emotional, psychological and spiritual nature.
All it takes is willingness to forgive; God will do the rest. 

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