Okanogan-Valley-Winter-Roundup Annual Fellowship Weekend of AA Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen in north-central, WA since 1999

Save the Date!
Our 20th annual Roundup will be March 23, 24, 25
at Sun Mountain Lodge, in Winthrop WA

REGISTRATION won't be available for a bit since it's a 'late winter' event this year.

You can reserve a room now, though, if you wish--contact www.sunmountainlodge.com (800-572-0493) for our group's prices.

YOU are invited to help plan for 2018. Please contact an OVRcommittee member if you have an interest.

2018's Theme is A Full and Thankful Heart
One exercise that I practice is to try for a full inventory of my blessings and then for a right acceptance of the many gifts that are mine--both temporal and spiritual. Here I try to achieve a state of joyful gratitude. When such a brand of gratitude is repeatedly affirmed and pondered, it can finally displace the natural tendency to congratulate myself on whatever progress I may have been enabled to make in some areas of living.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know.

— from the book As Bill Sees It, p. 37

My sponsor told me that I should be a grateful alcoholic and always have "an attitude of gratitude"—that gratitude was the basic ingredient of humility, that humility was the basic ingredient of anonymity and that "anonymity was the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities." As a result of this guidance, I start every morning on my knees, thanking God for three things: I'm alive, I'm sober, and I'm a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Then I try to live an "attitude of gratitude" and thoroughly enjoy another twenty-four hours of the A.A. way of life. A.A. is not something I joined; it's something I live.
-from the book Daily Reflections

A Full and Thankful Heart




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