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Just For Today   AA Danger Signs

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appal me if I felt I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my luck as it comes, and fit myself to it.

I will strengthen my mind.
I will study I will learn something useful.
I will not be a mental loafer.
I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

I will exercise my soul in three ways, I will do someone a good turn, and NOT get found out. If anybody knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I dont want to do just for exercise
I will not show anyone my feelings are hurt, they may be hurt, but today I will not show it.

I will be agreeable, I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticise not one bit, not find fault with anything, and not try to improve or regulate anybody except myself.

I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests, hurry and indecision.

I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. During this half hour sometime, I will try and get a better perspective of my life.

I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.
1. Start missing meetings for any reason, real or imaginary

2. Become critical of the methods used by other members who may not agree with you in everything.

3.Nurse the idea that someday, somehow, you can drink
again and become a controlled drinker!

4. Let the other fellow do the 12th Step work in your
group. You are too busy!.

5. Become conscious of your A.A. seniority and view every new member with a skeptical and jaundiced eye.

6. Become so pleased with your own views of the
programme that you consider yourself an elder statesman.

7. Start a small clique within your own group, composed only of a few members who see eye to eye with you.

8. Tell the new member in confidence that you yourself do not take the 12 Steps seriously.

9. Let your mind dwell more and more on how much you are helping others rather than on how much A.A. is helping you.

10. If an unfortunate member has a slip, drop him at once.

11. Cultivate the habit of borrowing money from other members, and then stay away from meetings to avoid embarrassment.

12. Look upon the 24 hour plan as a vital thing for new members, but not for yourself. You have outgrown the need of that long ago.


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