A.A. Today: No More Fun?


wp-1485821892780.jpgAA Today are daily readings from the book “Twenty-Four Hours A Day.”

“Twenty-Four Hours A Day is intended for members of Alcoholics Anonymous as a help in their program of living one day at a time.

It is designed for those who want to start each day with a few minutes of thought, meditation, and prayer.”

February 10, 2016

Since I realized that I had become an alcoholic and could never have any more fun with liquor and since I knew that from then on liquor would always get me into trouble, common sense told me that the only thing left for me was a life of sobriety.

But I learned another thing in A.A., the most important thing anyone can ever learn:  that I could call on a Higher Power to help me keep away from liquor that I could work with that Divine Principle in the universe; and that God would help me to live a sober, useful, happy life.  So now I no longer care about the fact that I can never have any more fun with drinking.  Have I learned that I am much happier without it?

Meditation for the Day
Like a tree, I must be pruned of a lot of dead branches before I will be ready to bear good fruit.  Think of changed people as trees that have been stripped of heir old branches, pruned, cut, and bare.

But through the dark, seemingly dead branches flows silently, secretly, the new sap, until with the sun of spring comes new life.  There are new leaves, buds, blossom, and fruit, many times better because of the pruning.  I am in the hands of a Master Gardener, who makes no mistakes in His pruning.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may cut away the dead branches of my life.  I pray that I may not mind the pruning, since it helps me to bear good fruit later.

12 comments on “A.A. Today: No More Fun?”

  1. I really enjoy your AA inspiration too. Your journey is so inspiring to me… I think one of the biggest things is letting go of that belief that without alcohol there won’t be any fun, I know I’ve grappled with that myself… but the happiness that comes with being free of it must be worth it?

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    1. Absolutely. And you can have lots of fun. Movies bowling hiking shopping swimming walking boating fishing writing reading yoga working out taking a class like photography or piano etc etc

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          1. No not at all… if I had more time free I think I’d be posting all day! Sometimes when I don’t have time I can feel it rising up in me and it manifests in anxiety until I’ve written it out. I always enjoy your posts and also love the variety you’ve started to inject into your work. It’s always a great read! I wish I had more time to keep up with your posts every day… I try to give myself a good chunk of time over the weekend to catch up!

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