Ninth Tradition News

At this point in time many face-to-face meetings in the Finally Free Area are still closed. We are working as quickly as possible on finding alternative locations, or getting our meetings online through https://www.zoom.us. Find out more about Zoom’s service here.

PLEASE don’t pick up, no matter what, stay connected to your fellow recovering addicts by telephone, stay healthy, and keep coming back!

FFASCNA

Saturday Serenity Group — 12:00 PM ET

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/236970870 — Meeting ID: 236 970 870

Join by phone +1 541-626-6089 (PIN: 401324160)

Bucyrus Saturday Living the Dream Group — 5:00 PM ET

This meeting is reopened at its usual location with social distancing. Masks are encouraged. Bring your own coffee.

Marion Wednesday New Hope Group — 7:00 PM ET

This meeting is now held weekly at Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church, 908 East Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. Social distancing and masks required. A mask will be provided for free if you don’t have one.

Mansfield Wednesday Night Recovery at Work Group — 7:30 PM ET

This meeting is reopened at its usual location with social distancing.

Mansfield Thursday Night Recovery in Progress (RIP) — 7:00 PM ET

This meeting is now held weekly at the Linden Road Presbyterian Church, 160 Linden Road, Mansfield, OH 44906. Social distancing and masks are encouraged. Bring your own coffee.

Marion Friday Fueled by Hope Group — 6:30 PM ET

This meeting is now held weekly at Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church, 908 East Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. Social distancing and masks required. A mask will be provided for free if you don’t have one.

Other Online Meetings:

FFASCNA has no say over the content of these meetings, and presents them only as a courtesy to those members seeking a connection:

https://www.virtual-na.org

For individuals without a smart phone, or using a land line:

http://www.nabyphone.com

Just for Today

Just for Today Meditation

August 06, 2020

The joy within

Page 228

"Since the beginning of our recovery, we have found that joy doesn't come from material things but from within ourselves."

Basic Text, p. 103

Some of us came to Narcotics Anonymous impoverished by our disease. Everything we'd owned had been lost to our addiction. Once we got clean, we put all our energy into recovering our material possessions, only to feel even more dissatisfied with our lives than before.

Other members have sought to ease their emotional pain with material things. A potential date has rejected us? Let's buy something. The dog has died? Let's go to the mall. Problem is, emotional fulfillment can't be bought, not even on an easy installment plan.

There's nothing inherently wrong with material things. They can make life more convenient or more luxurious, but they can't fix us. Where, then, can true joy be found? We know; the answer is within ourselves.

When have we found joy? When we've offered ourselves in service to others, without expectation of reward. We've found true warmth in the fellowship of others-not only in NA, but in our families, our relationships, and our communities. And we've found the surest source of satisfaction in our conscious contact with our God. Inner peace, a sure sense of direction, and emotional security do not come from material things, but from within.

Just for Today: True joy can't be bought. I will seek my joy in service, in fellowship, in my Higher Power - I will seek within.

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FFASCNA
PO Box 62
Mansfield, Ohio
44901