God has my Back

“… worst of all, we forgot God. In money matters we had faith only in ourselves…” – 12&12 p.121

After all these years in recovery, it’s still a rare day that I don’t have any concerns about money. The good news is that I have such a close and consistent relationship with my HP that, when fear comes up, I’m quick to turn it over. The reality is that, although I may have temporary financial struggles, as long as I’ve done my very best to earn money, things have always turned out better than ok.

My HP has always had, and always will have, my back. For that reason, and a million more, ILML!

-JamieQ

Gratitude = Humility = A Great Life

“I pray that gratitude will bring humility. I pray that humility will bring me to live a better life.”
– 24 Hours a Day

What a great recipe for a healthy and effective life. Today, gratitude and humility will be my aim. Join me in loving life!!!

– RichieB

100% Know This

“Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish.”
– Daily Reflections 1/19/15

My every decision, thought, and action are based on how connected I am to my higher power on a daily basis. This Program has allowed me the tools to stay connected and have an ongoing relationship with a HP.

When I take the right indicated actions I am in the solution and I can trust that God is doing for me what I cannot do for myself and everything that happens is in my best interest whether I see it or not. When I know this, 100% know this, I am at peace. ILML!

– JasonW

Surrendering the Outcomes

“Condemning my imperfections (or others’) has never enhanced my appreciation of life…” Courage to Change

I’ve found it ok, and even important, to recognize my shortcomings. But beating myself up over them is playing the victim. And doing it to others is just abusive. Today I’ll relax, try to step up to life’s challenges, and accept it when I and others fall short of perfection. By doing my very best, allowing others to do the same, and then surrendering the outcome to my HP, ILML!

– JamieQ

Sticking My Hand Out

From Courage to Change: “My best hope for helping those I love really does begin when I focus on myself.”

Boy, do I like to think I have the answers for everyone in my life. How far from the truth that actually is! Today I know that my maximum effectiveness is only met when I start with myself. Doing my spiritual work, touching base with the big Gee Ohh Dee, and sticking my hand out to another allows me to make a difference in the lives of those I come in contact with. iLmL

– RichieB

It Feels Impossible

From Until Today! “In that moment, when there is nothing standing between you and the thing you fear the most, you will be forced to step into your greatness, because that is what life is demanding of you.”

I can get with that. In the moment it feels impossible, but looking back, I’ve walked through everything life asked of me. Not so gracefully at times and with a great deal of support, but despite all that here I am… LOVING MY LIFE!!! iLmL

– RichieB

I Surrendered my Intellect

“.. we may face indecision… ask God for inspiration… relax and take it easy… don’t struggle.” AA page 86

A little more than 10 years after I got sober I found a personal higher power that I could relate to and develop a relationship with. Until that point, I didn’t have a God to depend upon for inspiration. I’m so grateful I surrendered my intellect long enough to open my heart to the concept of a God.

Today, whatever I’m struggling with, I have the option to cease fighting, let go and turn it over to my HP. What a gift – the easier softer way… ILML!

– JamieQ