The thing that matters is not what you bear, but how you bear it.



On his desk, Dr. Bob had a plaque defining humility: "Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised, it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is seeming trouble.”

“Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers”  pg. 222


The attainment of greater humility is the foundation principal of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pg. 70


Creator give us strength to be humble.