Step Two Humor
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*LAUGHTER Is HEALING*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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Each month we will share on a step and spiritual principles of the step.
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~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Please Be There For The Newcomers*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Today I know I am worthy of having success in my life.
I am listening what I tell myself with gentleness and love,
putting a stop to any self-talk that
does not make me feel good about myself.
written by ~ Ruth Fishel
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~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Just for Today*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
I may not be the person I once was in my youth,
but who would really want that? Tell the truth.
I know the direction of the path I wish to take,
my brain is willing; my feet, unsure of the journey to make.
I'm told to stop and feel the power of the Highest Power known.
You'll see the things you're desperate to be shown.
Give up your will, release the pain, don't take it back, they say.
The Power that you give it to will take the agony away.
Not wanting the loneliness of feeling all alone.
Needing the unity and feeling right at home.
I'll attend a meeting, that will cure my all.
At least it will help me so as not to fall.
Stay out of the rut, don't get into that pit.
Don't give into blame, Call your own shit!
Use your sponsor to the best of their defense.
Stay on the path you've chosen. Don't climb over that last fence.
I am what I am, and that's good enough for me.
'Cuz looking in the mirror, I'm okay with what I see!
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What I can't do alone, We do together.
In loving service, Scott ~ YOUnMEnHP@...
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*No Matter What*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Fake It To Make It
Jimmy B. -- Jim Burwell
The Agnostic and Author Of "The Vicious Cycle"
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Just For Today
September 1 Real values
"We become able to make wise and loving decisions based on
principles and ideals that have real value in our lives."
Basic Text p.101
Addiction gave us a certain set of values, principles we applied in
lives. "You pushed me" one of those values told us, "so I pushed back,
hard." "It's mine" was another value generated by our disease. "Well,
okay, maybe it wasn't mine to start with, but I liked it, so I made it
mine' Those values were hardly values at all-more like
rationalizations-and they certainly didn't help us make wise and loving
decisions. In fact, they served primarily to dig us deeper and deeper
into the grave we'd already dug for ourselves.
The Twelve Steps give us a strong dose of real values, the kind that
help us live in harmony with ourselves and those around us. We place
our faith not in ourselves, our families, or our communities, but in a
Higher Power-and in doing so, we grow secure enough to be able to
trust our communities, our families, and even ourselves. We learn to be
honest, no matter what-and we learn to refrain from doing things we
might want to hide. We learn to accept responsibility for our
mine" is replaced with a spirit of selflessness. These are the kind of
values that help us become a responsible, productive part of the life
around us. Rather than digging us deeper into a grave, these values
restore us to the world of the living.
Just for today: I am grateful for the values I've developed. I am
thankful for the ability they give me to make wise, loving decisions
as a responsible, productive member of my community. pg. 255
Just For Today Daily Meditation is the property of Narcotics Anonymous �
1991 by World Service Office Inc.
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Meditation of the Day
Viking Thought of the Day
Elder's Meditation of the Day
Dr. Twerski's Sober Thought of the Day
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Use Your Sponsor*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see
them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship
grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience
you must not miss . . . Frequent contact with newcomers and with
each other is the bright spot of our lives.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 89
It is through service that the greatest rewards are to be found. But
to be in a position of offering true, useful and effective service to
I must first work on myself. This means that I have to abandon myself
to God, admitting my faults and clearing away the wreckage of my
past. Work on myself has taught me how to find the necessary peace
and serenity to successfully merge inspiration and experience. I have
learned how to be, in the truest sense, an open channel of sobriety.
Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.
Daily Reflection In Loving Memory Of Scott Reeves
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Be A Sponsor*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Twenty-Four Hours A Day by Hazelden/ September 1st
A.A. Thought for the Day
"Be careful not to brand new prospects as alcoholics. Let them
draw their own conclusion. But talk to them about the
hopelessness of alcoholism. Tell them exactly what happened
to you and how you recovered. Stress the spiritual feature
freely. If they are agnostics or atheists, make it emphatic
that they do not have to agree with your conception of God.
They can choose any conception they like, provided it makes
sense to them. The main thing is that they be willing to believe
in a Power greater than themselves and that they live by spiritual
principles." Do I hold back too much in speaking of the spiritual
principles of the program?
Meditation for the Day
"I will never leave nor forsake thee." Down through the
centuries, thousands have believed in God's constancy,
untiringness, and unfailing love. God has love. Then forever
you are sure of His love. God has power. Then forever you
are sure, in every difficulty and temptation, of His strength.
God has patience. Then always there is One who can never tire.
God has understanding. Then always you will understand and be
understood. Unless you want Him to go, God will never leave you.
He is always ready with power.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may feel that God's love will never fail. I pray that
I may have confidence in His unfailing power.
"Twenty-Four Hours A Day" is a � Copyrighted book of
Hazelden Foundation. No portion of this publication may
be reproduced in any manner without the written
permission of Hazelden.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Work The Steps*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go.
Melody Beattie �
Sometimes we get what we want right away. At other times,
we wonder if our desires will ever be fulfilled.
We will be fulfilled in the best way possible and as quickly as
possible. But some things take time. Sometimes, we have lessons
to learn first, lessons that prepare us so we can accept the good
we deserve. Things are being worked out in us, and in others.
Blocks in us are being removed. A solid foundation is being laid.
Be patient, Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more. Good
things are planned for us. We will receive them at the first available
moment. We will have all our heart longs for. Relax and trust.
Today, I will identify what I want and need; then, I'll be willing to
let go of it. I will devote my energy to living my life today, so I may
master my lessons as quickly as possible. I will trust that what I
want and need is coming to me. I will let go of my need to control
�1990, Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. No portion of this
publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written
permission of the publisher.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*You Are A Miracle*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
What Is Good Health?
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Keep It Simple*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Addicted to Gossip?
by Richard C. Michael, Ph.D.
The world's favorite pastime is not football, soccer, or baseball
but gossip. People love to gossip about one another. The next
time you are at the check out line in your grocery store notice
all the papers and magazines that thrive on gossip. But how
and why has the world become so addicted to gossip? The
reason is that those that gossip and who listen to gossip do not
view themselves as being important, but they do view others as
Gossip begins with someone building someone else up and
making them more important than themselves. The problem
with listening to gossip is that you do not just listen to it with
your ears or see it with your eyes, you hear and see it with
your heart, and that eventually wounds the heart. The heart
becomes wounded because you have temporarily filled an
empty space within it with someone other than yourself and
your own individual importance. Therefore, you have filled that
space with words and sights that you heard, read, and saw
about others. This leads to a longing to learn more about this
person, much like an addiction.
You want to hear more about that person and the importance
that the gossip is centered around so you can continue to fill
more of your heart with your praise of them. The more you hear
and build them up, the less you become, and the more you
identify with them. There has to be a checkpoint for this and it
usually is an event you created that will lead to feelings of
devastation, pain, anger, hatred, and revenge, towards the person
you let into your heart that severely disappointed you.
Disappointment, because your respected idol did not live up to
your expectations nor your trust. Therefore, your praise has turned
A good example is the reporters or journalists who theoretically
make the career of actors and athletes by their rave reviews of
something they did or said. The same person who built them up
is usually the same person who eventually tears them down.
Why does this happen? Those that hear the gossip and who
write or talk about it, are the same who never filled themselves
up with their own importance. Therefore, someone else filled the
heart's empty space. The heart will not allow this to happen and
will remove the gossip from itself. The reason the heart will remove
the gossip is because it is taking up more space in the heart by t
he more it hears. The heart removes the gossip with fire and
cleanses itself free from it. This is usually done in a painful way
and leaves a feeling of disappointment and an absence of trust
deep within the heart that causes the heart to ache. You perpetuate
the heart's cleansing by hearing others or you talk about those that
you gossiped about, not in an affirmative but in a degrading way.
You discovered their actions were not perfect.
In this process of removal and cleansing, the heart becomes
wounded because the words of anger do not only produce heat
which eventually results in fire but the words of hatred and
bitterness penetrate and cut like a knife within the heart. After this
process, the heart space is once again empty, but the heart is now
feeling a hollow pain and becomes scarred from the experience.
You heal this issue by choosing to fill the heart's empty space
with the truth about you, how important you are. You will no
longer identify with others -- now you will enjoy others because
you are enjoying yourself. As you learn how to enjoy yourself
and stop taking life so seriously, others will learn how to enjoy
you. Consequently you will see others as being important because
their importance is a reflection of you and what is in your world.
The next step is to readjust your place in your world. By readjusting
your place, you will discover that those who stood before you are
now beside or behind you. You will then at that moment begin to
see, hear and feel your importance. There will then be no more
room for gossip because your heart and world will be filled with
the truth about you. The pain will then diminish and the scars will
begin to heal.
Once you begin to fill your heart with truth, you will see and feel
your importance and how much of a difference you make in your
world. As you do, one of the benefits will be that you will stop
trying to make other people happy and start creating your own
This article is excerpted from I Am That I Am, �1998, by
Richard C. Michael, Ph.D. Reprinted with permission of the publisher,
New Earth Press.
About the Author
Dr. Richard C. Michael has a Ph.D. in nutritional science and has
been practicing holistic medicine for over sixteen years. He is also
a writer, author, teacher, lecturer, poet, and professional speaker.
He is founder and director of Professional Holistic Healthcare in
Central Florida. He is the creator of The Barrier Breakthru Technique.
For more information, visit his website http://www.barrierbreakthru.com
or call 407-671-8553.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*One Day At A Time*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
To pray for those we love, wishing and affirming
for them their highest and best in every way,
without any expectation or gain for ourselves
~ only for the loved one ~
this is Love in its purest and most divine form.
In the vernacular of Science of Mind,
this beautiful prayer is called a...
Treatment for a Loved One ......
"I will not worry, fret or be unhappy over you.
I will not be anxious concerning you.
I will not be afraid for you.
I will not give up on you.
I will not blame you, criticize or condemn you.
I will remember, first, last and always
that you are life's perfect expression.
I know you have Spirit in you.
I trust Spirit to take care of you,
to be a light to your path,
to provide for all your needs.
I think of you as always being
surrounded by a Loving Presence,
as being enfolded in that protecting care,
kept safe and sure in all things.
I have confidence in you.
I stand by you, knowing that you are
growing and finding the help you need.
I see the love you desire filling your heart,
and enriching your world.
I now behold the complete healing of you ~
physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
I know all your financial needs are
right now being fully met.
I have only good feelings in my heart about you,
for I share with you the freedom to live your life
as you feel guided by the Spirit of God indwelling you.
Your way may not be my way,
but I trust Spirit to show you
the way to your highest good.
I believe in you.
I love you.
And I know that all is well.
AND SO IT IS!"
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*First Things First*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Playing with Life
Today I step lightly in the world
I enter with tender expectation
a playful anticipation
of what I may encounter there
Loosing the anxiety cloak
Letting go of fears
I wish to see some colours of inspiration
all the words of healing inherent
in things magical to my soul
I have been hard and tight with
the doors of my imagination
Keeping Play and Joy at a distant
and untouchable space
outside my universe
Today I enter a place
of many verses
where Freedom is to be
the only condition of entry
I let windows and doors
and I am away ~
Will you join me?
or will you stay?
�2002 Stella Raymonde Savoie-Johnson
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Easy Does It*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Obsession to use, removed as promised
no longer an overriding thought,
Embracing the good, listening to learn
living Principles each day as were taught.
A miracle occured when we walked in the rooms
building on that gift as we learn how to live,
No longer taking, just survivors of pride
grateful to be of service as we now freely give.
Thanking God as provider, where credit is due
perspectives change into Hope's brand new vision,
Humbly recognizing Truth as H.O.W. reveals
yet aware what we know is subject to revision.
Loving this life with heartfelt desire
our true nature blooms, a second chance,
Freedom to be, now knowing we can
no negatives, excuses or can'ts.
Right where we are, we're supposed to be
on a sojourn our fate no longer sealed,
Surviving our feelings, pain, expectations
as each day a little more is revealed.
Blessed to be an active participant in my recovery -
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Live And Let Live*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
In the darkest part of me
Is a deep place I fall
My disease lives in there
I hear the addicts call
So lost in thoughts
And a quest for some relief
Wanting to run from the pain to the peace
But I'll sit with these sorrows
And I'll feel the feelings near
Then I'll learn I won't perish
And find my courage here
written by ~ Geri
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~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Keep The Focus On You*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-
even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is
because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning
life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your
community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that
you purpose and meaning.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Let God and Let Go*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels.
If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we
feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more
we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give
us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.
Terry Lynn Taylor
Work is love made visible.
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Come To Believe*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Look For The Beauty*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
BE a human being not a human doing.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Today Is A Gift*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
If It's To Be, It's Up To Me!
Recovery is a process of becoming.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Stay In The Light*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
We came, we came to, we came to believe.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*One Promise, Many Gifts*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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