quote reminds me that i am not a victim. i have a choice,i have a say on how i am going to react today higher powered or lower powered. i can let go of untrue negative thinking etc. and let the light of truth, love, God, and A.A. in my life a day at a time!
When I was drinking, I blamed people, places, and things for my problems. After all, I could find plenty of sources that said it was all my parent's fault. In sobriety, it has been a very difficult, very painful, and spectacularly freeing experience to learn that I can be responsible for my own behavior today.
I love this quote, first time I have heard it. I really did have some "issues" that had me trapped in behavior I didn't understand and had to keep repeating. By getting sober and working the 12 steps I have had some very effective, short-term therapy that had made a huge difference in my life. It was not possible until I could get honest with myself and build a relationship with a Higher Power. So many, many blessings in sobriety.
I love this message - one of my favourites, and a very good reminder of how I need to trim my attitude with acceptance and humility. Just one thing bothers me: I wish Bill had used the word 'task' instead of 'problem'. I feel the message is about the solution, not the problem. Just semantics, I guess. God bless you all.
This Bill W. quote is one of my absolute favorites. I keep a copy of it ao use in one of the books I read daily. How amazing that I signed up for Quote of the Day yesterday and this is the first one I receive. Awesome!
Love this quote. So true too. I used to bitch and moan about this, that, and the other thing. Now I don't - I focus on those things that I can change (which really aren't that many) - like working on myself.
Yes indeed. "Keep it simple".
For many years I wanted the aprovetion of the people. when I met AA I usually looked for the aprovation of the people when I shared and made a service. Now I understand that I made a mistake. I have look for advice and help the newcomer.
This is a good quote as it always depends on one's perspective. As one who has worked the steps, I can see how this description is applicable. I have become part of the glue. As a newcomer, I would question whether this is the glue for me, or this glue scares me, or I can't handle all this gluey "stuff". So as a beginner, it might be simpler to stick to the basics of Honesty, open-mindedness and willingness and the foundation and let the glue happen all by itself.
Awesome. I used to have road rage before AA now I drive 45 in the right lane and love every minute of it! Thank God for AA!!!!!!
I recieved mine, looked Good! AAGrapevine is the media outlet to the new generation of AA's. Let's support it.
Yes I do support it for ALL generations...it's a great daily reminder of things we work at everyday along with the things we can work on in the future ! Pam
The new qyuote of the day in e-mail looks great on my iPhone. Yay!