As the days pass in A.A., I ask God to guide my thoughts and words that I speak. In this labor of continuous participation in the Fellow ship, I have numerous opportunities to speak. So I frequently ask God to help me watch over my thoughts and words, that they may be the true and proper reflections of the program; to focus my aspirations once again to seek His guidance; to help me be truly kind and loving, helpful and healing, yet always filled with humility, and free from any trace of arrogance. Today I am may very well have to deal with disagreeable attitudes or utterances-typical stock-in-trade attitude of the still-suffering alcoholic. If this should happen, I will take a moment to center myself in God, so that I will be able to respond from a perspective of composure, strength and sensibility.