Yesterday, all of the trees where we live were covered in the most beautiful twinkling frost! We were all smiling at the sparkling beauty before us! We could have ignored it. In fact, there was a time where I wouldn’t have looked up to see anything but the ground as I lamented the poor condition of my life. Now I have a choice.
The 12 Step programs help us to lift our heads to see beyond our previously so limited view. Beyond ourselves, to see others in our world. We can choose to see the icing on the cake. It seems a good day to remember the Promises as they are part of the foundation so apparently divinely inspired many years ago that lead us to this new perspective. At the bottom of page 83 in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Promises read as follows: 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. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurtity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Now, I wouldn’t miss the view for anything. Each morning I look out our bedroom window and see the beautiful day just waiting for us. I’m grateful and feel so blessed. And it’s not forced – it comes naturally through the blessings of the Promises and my Higher Power. Miracles daily!
Affirmation for the Day – ” I am grateful for today. ”
Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.
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