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AA Thought for the Day:

Some more things I do not miss since becoming dry: running all over town to find a bar open to get that “pick-me-up,” meeting my friends and trying to cover up that I feel awful, looking at myself in a mirror and calling myself a damn fool, struggling with myself to snap out of it for two or three days, wondering what it is all about. I’m positive I don’t miss these things, am I not?

Meditation for the Day:

Love is the power that transforms your life. Try to love your family and your friends and then try to love everybody that you possibly can, even the “sinners and publicans”—everybody. Love for God is an even greater thing. It is the result of gratitude to God, and it is the acknowledgment of the blessing that God has sent you. Love for God acknowledges His gifts and leaves the way open for God to shower yet more blessings on your thankful heart. Say “Thank you, God,” until it becomes a habit.

Prayer for the Day:

I pray that I may try to love God and all people. I pray that I may continually thank God for all His blessings.

From “The Little Black Book – Twenty-Four Hours a Day”. Copyright 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.