Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lessons from an AA meeting

Attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meetings was such a beautiful experience; they are so raw and honest; so inviting and non-judgmental. 

What I learned:
  1. They are blessed to have gone through this experience because they no longer live with an ‘I can do anything’ attitude, like so many people do.
  2. They know the truth about human weakness.
  3. They know that to reach a goal it takes the support of those around them as well as the will power to keep trying even when they mess up.   
  4. They know we can do nothing on our own. Their everyday is focused on giving up control of their lives because they know God is the only one who can make it better. 
  5. They accept everyone, regardless of their past. 
  6. They know that the things they buy for their family aren't nearly as important as the time they spend with them.  Their children would rather have daddy home to play with than have daddy bring them a toy after working all day. 
  7. They know the importance of taking things one day at a time.  Making the right choices today will lead to a better tomorrow. There is no need to worry about the future. 
  8. They know that we don’t control the world around us; things don’t always go according to our plan and we must accept that. 
  9. They know that problems don’t discriminate between class or race.
  10. They know not to judge someone based on their past; people can change.
  11. They know that Praying to God is the only way to through the day; with Him, all things are possible.

>>>They are truly lucky because they know
the truth for  'when I am weak, then I am strong’
                                              – 2 Cor 12:10 

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