Daily Reflections

February 26

NO ORDINARY SUCCESS STORY

A.A. is no success story in the ordinary sense of the word.  It is a story of suffering transmuted, under grace, into spiritual progress.

AS BILL SEES IT, p. 35

      Upon entering A.A. I listened to others talk about the reality of their drinking: loneliness, terror and pain.  As I listened further, I soon heard a description of a very different kind -- the reality of sobriety. It is a reality of freedom and happiness, of purpose and direction, and of serenity and peace with God ourselves and others.  By attending meetings I am reintroduced to that reality, over and over. I see it in the eyes and hear it in the voices of those around me.  By working the program I find the direction and strength with which to make it mine.  The joy of A.A. is that this new reality is available to me.

 
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 

print this

close window