For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 88
I have more than enough to handle today, without dragging along yesterday's baggage too. I must balance today's books, if I am to have a chance tomorrow. So I ask myself if I have erred and how I can avoid repeating that particular behavior. Did I hurt anyone, did I help anyone, and why? Some of today is bound to spill over into tomorrow, but most of it need not if I make an honest daily inventory.
Humility: "Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore: to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised, it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and in peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is seeming trouble." ~ Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, page 222. - The life story of the Fellowship's co-founder interwoven with recollections of early A.A. in the Midwest. 26 photographs.
Join us tonight for our Rockwell Birthday night celebration.! (Sunday 8/25/19) The party gets started at 6:00 pm with covered dish dinner. At 7 pm we will give out birthday medallions, followed by Birthday cake. And at 8:00 pm we will have an awesome speaker!
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to:
William M., 5yrs, Bonnie C., 11yrs, Jim H., 13yrs, Adam K.,1yr, Dale B., 21yrs, Ron K., 30yrs, Dean J.,33yrs, Kristie H.,3yrs, Billy Jo, 1yr, David J., 1yr, Shirah, 1yr, Jim H., 13yrs.
"It should be the privilege, even the right, of each individual or group to handle anonymity as they wish ... Each individual will have to decide where he ought to draw the line -- how far he ought to carry the principle in his own affairs, how far he may go in dropping his own anonymity without injury to Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole."
AA Co-Founder, Bill W., January 1946, "A Tradition Born of Our Anonymity", The Language of the Heart