What I Think About: 🎶 Always Be Humble And Kind 🎶

What I Think About: Always Be Humble And Kind

This post is a creative twist on program principles and slightly off-topic.

I used to be part of a wonderful chat for women in program. Somehow, the topic of songs with themes connected to program principles came up.

The song, “Always Be Humble And Kind” is one of my favorites. I feel that it embodies many of the program principles that we often discuss during our meeting.

Just for fun, I thought I would share the song on the blog with the lyrics, and list the program principles that I think it contains.

Lyrics

“Humble And Kind”
(written by Lori McKenna)

You know there’s a light that glows by the front door
Don’t forget the key’s under the mat
When childhood stars shine,
Always stay humble and kind

Go to church ’cause your mamma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be wasted time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you”
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb
But always stay humble and kind

When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind

Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why:
Bitterness keeps you from flyin’
Always stay humble and kind

Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
“I love you” ain’t no pick-up line
So always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you”
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb
But always stay humble and kind

When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind

When it’s hot, eat a root beer popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind

Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re going don’t forget turn back around
And help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

 

 

My interpretation of the PRINCIPLES of this song:

Be considerate and respectful towards others — in particular, towards your parents, your elders and authority figures.

Life a life with meaning, purpose and direction.

Make a commitment to something bigger than yourself.

Cultivate a sense of reference, awe and wonder.

Act ethically and refrain from deliberately harming others.

Be responsible for your actions:  if you genuinely provoke, cause, or contribute to a negative situation, review your conduct, apologize, and amend your behavior going forward.

Practice acceptance — expect the unexpected and do not insist on a particular outcome.

Do not dwell on the past and your regrets.

Practice forgiveness.

Be honest: do not lie, steal or cheat

Be humble: let your accomplishments speak for themselves.

Be polite, and civil and practice good manners.

Cultivate gratitude and appreciation.

Do not compare yourself with others.

Cultivate a “good eye” and to see the soul within all living people.

Know the difference between love and sex:

  • Love is other-centered: is the decision to focus on the good of another person and the act of giving without an expectation to take.
  • Sex is ego-centered: it is the desire for pleasure and the self-gratification that we get from another person.

Stay in the now: time moves forward, not backwards.

Appreciate and savor each moment in time: Nothing last forever and everything always changes.

Focus on giving, and not getting.

Practice acts of loving kindness.

Nothing comes for free – there is balance and harmony in the universe. (Karma)

There is a time for everything. Don’t wish your life away.

I hope you all enjoy the song!

In love and service,

Shira

References:

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/timmcgraw/humbleandkind.html

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

Playback reference number: 36

Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting. Participants can also download the meeting directly from the conference line. The link will only be available for a limited time.

To listen to past recorded meetings, please go to the Recordings tab on the blog.

Our meetings are stored on Media Fire, a cloud storage service.

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)

This week, we continued our study on Steps 6 and 7.  We read and discussed Drop the Rock until page 25:4.

This continues to be a very worthwhile book. Our discussions have been a wonderful combination of thoughtful and deep, and yet still practical and concrete. Every time we read this book, Aidel, you get a blessing of gratitude from all of us. Thank you!

 

Next week, we will continue reading the book Drop the Rock  and our discussion on Steps 6 & 7.

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”

In love and service,

Shira

 

 

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

Playback reference number: 35

step 6 prayer

Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting. Participants can also download the meeting directly from the conference line. The link will only be available for a limited time.

To listen to past recorded meetings, please go to the Recordings tab on the blog.

Our meetings are stored on Media Fire, a cloud storage service.

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)

This week, we continued our study on Steps 6 and 7.  We read and discussed Drop the Rock until page 18:4.

This continues to be a very worthwhile book. Our discussions have been a wonderful combination of thoughtful and deep, and yet still practical and concrete. Every time we read this book, Aidel, you get a blessing of gratitude from all of us. Thank you!


Next week, we will continue reading the book Drop the Rock  and our discussion on Steps 6 & 7.

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”

In love and service,

Shira

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

Playback reference number: 33

Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting. Participants can also download the meeting directly from the conference line. The link will only be available for a limited time.

To listen to past recorded meetings, please go to the Recordings tab on the blog.

Our meetings are stored on Media Fire, a cloud storage service.

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)

This week, we continued our study on Steps 6 and 7.  We read and discussed Drop the Rock until page 10:5. It was a wonderful discussion! Every time we read this book, Aidel, you get a blessing of gratitude from all of us. Thank you!

Next week, we will not be having our Steel On Steel Group.  By group conscience, it seems as though the Steel On Steel Group is too much of a distraction from our main focus. So, going forward, we will no longer have our group on the first Sunday of the month.

However, the format is posted as a separate page on the blog, and now we are all experienced with this particular spiritual exercise. A new group can be created by anyone of us, if desired, outside of our group time.

This Sunday, we will continue reading the book Drop the Rock . It is a very good book and we are enjoying it very much!

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”

In love and service,

Shira

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Summary Of Our Meeting Today

 

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

Playback reference number: 32

 

Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting. Participants can also download the meeting directly from the conference line. The link will only be available for a limited time.

To listen to past recorded meetings, please go to the Recordings tab on the blog.

Our meetings are stored on Media Fire, a cloud storage service.

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)

This week, we continued our study on Steps 6 and 7.  We read and discussed Drop the Rock until page xvii:2. It was a wonderful discussion! Thank you Aidel for suggesting that we read this.

Next week, we will read the next story in the AA Big Book, TightropeThe author of this story is unknown, so I am unable to add additional biographical information.

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”

In love and service,

Shira

 

 

 

 

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

Playback reference number: 31

Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting. Participants can also download the meeting directly from the conference line. The link will only be available for a limited time.

To listen to past recorded meetings, please go to the Recordings tab on the blog.

Our meetings are stored on Media Fire, a cloud storage service.

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)

This week, we completed Step 5 and began our study on Steps 6 and 7. We read and discussed the last chapter in the Unpopular Guide and Step 6 in the OA 12 & 12.

 

Next week, we will start reading Drop the Rock to deepen our discussion on Steps 6 and 7. Once we start the book, we can resume reading the stories out of the AA Big Book.

 

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”

 

In love and service,

Shira

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The Practice Of Living In Recovery

Hi Everyone!

This is a picture that I made on how to practice living in recovery. I love the information! It is based on a blog post on one of my favorite sites, First 164.blogspot.com. Please check out this blog. It is full of valuable and thoughtful program information.

 

The practice of living in recovery.png

Enjoy!

In love and service,

Shira

Reference:

http://first164.blogspot.com/2017/04/early-days.html

 

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