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  • Teri
    Kim~I recite that one over and over in my head dozens of times a day.....even tho I haven't read the Big Book in years, pg 449 just sticks!

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  • vm
    Thanks, dyno - I love that prayer.

    Here's another good one:


    Do It Anyway

    People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone couldĀ  destroy overnight;
    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
    Give the world the best you've got anyway.

    You see in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
    It was never between you and them anyway.

    ~Mother Teresa

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  • JAF
    Here is another good one. I think this one is AA also but don't know. I saw it in cross stitch and did it and it now hangs in my living room.

    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."

    Thanks Kim this is a good topic.

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  • vm
    started a topic Spiritual Passages

    Spiritual Passages

    Just noticed my AA/NA board is gone... ( Soooo, thought this board was the closest to it. I wanted to post this helpful passage. If any of you have neat, inspiring passages like this, feel free to post them on this thread.


    "And acceptance is the answer to ALL my
    problems today. When I am disturbed, it is
    because I find some person, place, thing, or
    situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable
    to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept
    that person, place, thing, or situation as being
    exactly the way it is supposed to be at this
    moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in
    God's world by mistake. Until I could accept
    my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless
    I accept life completely on life's terms, I
    cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so
    much on what needs to be changed in the world
    as on what needs to be changed in me and in my

    c. 1976, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449