Wednesday, September 19, 2007
is the seventh principle behind the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
My favorite mantra since I entered the world of recovery is found on page 58 of the book, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. It reads ...
"Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility -- a word often misunderstood. To those who have made progress in A.A., it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be."
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that my Mom's health remains stable 23 months after a major stroke -- she is not able to eat or speak, however (howz that Liz?)
that we read the Forewords to the Big Book (4th edition) yesterday at the 6:30am meeting
that when I don't get my way, I tend to experience life's necessary lessons
that I have finally realized this ... half of my problems are how I relate to other people; the other half of my problems are how I don't relate to other people
that Pam reminded me yesterday to work on my own character defects and not anyone else's
that my next-door neighbor knew who to call when I had a plumbing leak at 10pm last night
It is human to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.