Purity in Action: WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

purity ideaFrom January 1947 AA Grapevine

KEEP THIS AND CHECK YOUR GRADE EACH MONTH

GIVE YOURSELF FROM ONE TO FIVE POINTS ON EACH QUESTION

1. Has my past been a mess and am I EARNESTLY DETERMINED TO ESTABLISH A BETTER WAY OF LIFE, and am I willing to make the effort? ______

2. Do I admit BEYOND ANY DOUBT that I am powerless over alcohol – that if I use it, it will destroy me? ______

3. Do I sincerely believe that there is a power greater than myself in which I WILL PUT MY TRUST regardless of what happens? ______

4. Do I realize the importance of talking A.A. and attending all A.A. MEETINGS POSSIBLE, or do I hedge and make excuses?______

5. Am I really willing to MAKE RETRIBUTION where possible to those I have harmed, or am I just kidding? ______

6. Do I SINCERELY OBSERVE daily moments of constructive meditation, thinking of my humility and desire to understand? ______

7. Am I TRULY HONEST with others, or will I chisel if I get a chance? ______

8. Am I PATIENT in waiting for the rewards of my efforts? ______

9. Am I FRIENDLY and do I TRY TO OVERLOOK the shortcomings of others, regardless of who they are? ______

10. Am I tolerant – do I show consideration for those whose beliefs, practices or habits differ from my own? ______

11. Am I a gossip – do I repeat rumors or chatter about people’s affairs? ______

12. Am I GRATEFUL for ALL HELPFUL THINGS and DO I SAY SO? ______

13. Do I have REAL COURAGE and am I FREE FROM FEAR OF ALL KINDS? ______

14. Do I really have CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF and others, or am I filled with doubt and suspicion? ______

15. Do I cooperate with others and HELP PROMOTE constructive ideas? ______

16. Do I practice SELF-CONTROL, and really forget and forgive differences? _____

17. Am I neat in my appearance, and do I keep as clean as I can under the circumstances, both in body and mind? ______

18. Am I extending any effort to help others with their problems? ______

19. Do I realize that my problem is NOT MONEY, but mental and physical? _______

20. Am I making any reasonable effort to OVERCOME any other undesirable habits or CHARACTERISTICS I may possess? ______

Total ______

A total score of less than 50 is regarded as poor; 50 to 60 fair; 60 to 65 low average; 65 to 70 high average; 70 to 80 excellent; over 80 “impossible in this world.”

This is a wonderful way to also do a daily inventory.

With blessings for recovery and peace,

Shira

rootthroughconcrete

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