|Posted on April 15, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (20)|
"If you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middle-of-the-road solution. We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 5, 2017 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
Today's message is about sponsorship, AA sponsorship. The sponsoring of another person's recovery is a very complex and serious responsibility.
AA SPONSORSHIP from the meeting format.
WHAT IS SPONSORSHIP?
AA began with sponsorship. When Bill W. was only a few months sober, he was stricken with a powerful urge to drink. This thought came to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 28, 2017 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
It just might be our core dilemma. We might be caught in our own individual Groundhog Day, repeatedly repeating the same habitual habits, asking ourselves, “What happened last night?” It seems that it takes a lot of repeated repetitions to begin to finally convince us that our search to reclaim some past euphoria is never, ever going to happen. We might be clenching and clinging to our old p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
MISERY (Adapted from an old Russian Fairy Tale)
In a certain town there lived two brothers; one was poor and alcoholic and the other was well off with no alcohol problem. The rich younger brother lived downtown in a big house, and belonged to the small business association. But the poor alcoholic brother often had not even a piece of bread in his house, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
If you give happiness to others you will never be alone,
happiness will be yours also, knowing that you have
made someone happy.
"A Smile a Well Done a Gentle Touch
when freely given is like the touch of the Chippy Bird flying by. "
We can fi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 31, 2016 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Happy Sober New Year 2017.
Instead of being our own worst enemys, perhaps we can be our own best friends.
Open the Door a Crack
|Posted on December 31, 2016 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
Lines in the movie "Shakes the Clown"
DINK: The thing I don’t understand is why he just can’t drink normally like the rest of us. Ya know, he gets so out of control.
STENCHY: Maybe it’s because he saw his father crushed to death by an elephant. A thing like that can scar you for life.
LUCY: He drinks so much to fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 24, 2016 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to kno...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Thankful People Are Happy People.
In the year 2003, there was a mental health experiment to determine whether grateful people are generally happier than people who are not; “Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation Of Gratitude And Subjective Well-Being In Daily Life.”
The researchers studied three subgroups of people ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 10, 2016 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
"One day I am so happy to have great friends and the next I start thinking about how much they really do not understand my thoughts or me..."
We’re often misunderstood in the early days, weeks, months or even years of our sobriety. We have been using disordered alcoholic thinking for so long and we sought no other counsel than our own admittedly mistaken advice. We ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 3, 2016 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Sober Holidays Tip #15
Practice TAMERS every day.
Don’t let up on your brain healing activities.
Practice TAMERS every day:
Think about recovery, Talk about recovery
Act on recovery, connect with others
Meditate and Minimize stress
Exercise and Eat well
RelaxRead Full Post »
|Posted on November 25, 2016 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
. . . we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 86
When said sincerely, this prayer teaches me to be truly unselfish and humble, for even in doing good deeds I often used to seek approval ...Read Full Post »