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6/2/09 11:08 A

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SERENITY- I am just learning what that really means to me. To me it means being at peace with myself and my situation. It is my anchor when life happens. I live for serenity and it puts a smile on my face nnow that I am learning what it really means and how helpful it can be when times get rough!

JUST FOR TODAY:
I will be happy.This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said that, "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."


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5/31/09 11:33 A

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Serenity. What does serenity mean to you today?


Today serenity means a quiet mind, a smile that always plays at the corner of my lips, and a sense of peace and gratitude for the loving arms of my HP wrapped around me.

" We are what we do... Not what we did. Now if we continue doing what we used to do, we can't be upset that we are still what we were, simply because we're still doing what we did!"~Damon Lofton


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5/31/09 10:47 A

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Serenity helps me accept me for me.


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5/31/09 7:19 A

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Serenity is one of my favorite topics! emoticon To me it means finding that quiet place inside me and being very still even if only for a few moments. It helps me to stay centered and focused, to not take everything soooo seriously, and to not sweat the small stuff. Something as small as a deep breath in the middle of any crisis, big or small, can do wonders.



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5/31/09 6:49 A

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Today's topic: Serenity. What does serenity mean to you today?

For me - it is being comfortable in my own skin and doing my best to relax and stay present in the moment. When I get caught up in worry or planning...I lose serenity. When I stay exactly where I am and notice the beauty of it....that's it for me.

Have a wonderful day everyone. Mary L.

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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5/28/09 6:38 P

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Living amends are a wonderful thing. While some mistakes cannot be undone - we don't have to repeat them and we can pass the gifts on helping others along the way. I think this is AA thing is not a self help program....it is a self acceptance program - it is just a long journey.

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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5/28/09 4:36 P

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Although the day is more than half over, I'd like to suggest "regret" as the topic of the day. I can't find much about this in the Big Book. Maybe I should reframe my thoughts as acceptance. Friends lost, opportunities missed. There's no way to make amends, especially to myself.

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5/28/09 8:01 A

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With 4 grandchildren around every day I get lots of reasons to laugh. The one thing I have to make time for with my busy schedule is peace, inside and out. Finding that inner calm that helps me make it through a day. A few minutes of reflection to remember how blessed I am. To count my many blessings thanks to AA and my HP that I would not have had otherwise.



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5/28/09 7:09 A

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Who's going to come up with a topic for today May 28?

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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5/27/09 8:50 P

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Laughing is a huge part my recovery. I was so far down I didn't even feel I existed. Now I try my best every day to find joy and as I go through my day joy finds me sometimes too! I battle depression to and it is not always roses. I just try to laugh everyday.

JUST FOR TODAY:
I will be happy.This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said that, "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."


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I really needed to read this today. It took almost a year into my sobriety to find laughter. Everything in my life had turned so grim, it took a long time to find humor in anything, especially in myself. I was so angry with myself for letting my life get so out of control.

Recently, my life has been slipping back into that darkness. Problems at home, problems at work, illness, losing a good friend to cancer, it's all adding up and it feels so serious.

I need to find my way out of this.

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5/27/09 6:52 A

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Learning how to laugh at myself has been a great gift. I don't take myself so seriously now which has helped my recovery immensely. When I don't try so hard, things just seem to come to me more naturally. When I first got sober, I didn't know how to laugh or be happy any more. I didn't understand how people could be laughing at meetings. After a while, I purposely picked meetings where there was more laughter because it made me feel so much better in early recovery. Now I laugh often. As they say, laughter is the best medicine.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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5/27/09 6:45 A

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How has a sense of humor in AA helped your sobriety?

Learning to laugh at myself has been a huge piece of my accepting myself. How about you?

Mary L

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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