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Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
"Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday." - Eddie A.

Learning to apply spiritual principles to my life was not easy.
Many times it was against my will. I had to practice acceptance
way more than ever I thought was necessary. My higher power was
all powerful, all loving and all caring, so it would only make
sense to let my life be in his care. However, I resisted this,
and as I look back over my life, nothing I touched ever turned to
gold. Why I resisted the program is beyond me. I usually needed
extreme pain in order to become willing. Iíd had enough
experiences in my life to give me faith. It may have started out
as blind faith, but the fellowship helped to open my eyes. I
needed to turn my will and my life over to the care of God if I
actually wanted to stay clean. My best thinking got me in jail. I
had turned my will over to drugs and my life over to the
department of corrections. I decided to follow my sponsor's
suggestion and turn my and will and life over to the care of God
as I understood him. I did that on a daily basis by asking for
guidance everyday. I asked God for guidance in my recovery and to
show me how to live clean. Two and a half decades later, it still
works for me. I am grateful that my God is an all powerful, all
caring and all loving God.

"Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up
all night anyway." - Mary C. Crowley

Monday Aug 3, 2020
"To get out of a problem, we must spiritually grow through it." -
Candice C.

I loved hearing addicts with long term recovery sharing their
story. One time, I heard an addict share that the longest journey
he ever made in recovery was eighteen inches; from his head to
his heart. I may have been close to 30 years old at that time,
but inside I felt like a child. I was a man with a boy on the
inside. There were many days I wanted to tell people that I loved
them. The words would get up to my throat, get stuck, and
disappear. My heart felt sad at not getting a chance to speak for
me. My head was stubborn, and it limited my spiritual growth.
Other member's actions showed me the way to overcome this fear. I
had made many attempts to take a hug home to my family. Somehow I
always lost them along the way. It was an incident on July 4,
1984 that helped me to see how important thinking with my heart
would be in my recovery. I had invited my parents to our
convention. At conventions addicts will hug anything that is
moving. I was the convention chairperson that year. Many addicts
were coming over to thank me for being of service. There were a
few pretty girls that were hugging my dad while saying hello to
him. I got in line without thinking about it and gave my dad a
hug. I felt like I was 12 years old again. My heart had taken
over and it felt great. I was learning to find my answers in the

"The worst prison would be a closed heart." - Pope John Paul II

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