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Drink Enough Water.

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (9)

 


"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...

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Sponsorship

Posted on February 5, 2017 at 5:15 AM Comments 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 ...

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Groundhog Day 2017

Posted on January 28, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments 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...

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Misery

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments 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, ...

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The Chipping Sparrow

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Give Freely


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  :roll: Well Done  a  8) Gentle Touch

when freely given is like the touch of the Chippy Bird flying by. "


We can fi...

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Happy New Year 2017

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments 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

Pain, motrin

Disdain, emotion

Terror,  fear

Error,  disappear

Greedy, dispassion

Needy, desperation

Reflection, change

Imperfection.

Shakes Forgets He's an Alcoholic

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 7:30 AM Comments 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.

JUDY: Yeah.

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...

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Dear Everyone in AA,

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)


John Donne: 

"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...

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Grateful , Thankful , and Appreciative

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments 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 ...

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Yes, You Could Be Misunderstood

Posted on December 10, 2016 at 6:20 AM Comments 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 ...

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Tamers

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments 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

Relax

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What Ever's Fair

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)


 


SELF-EXAMINATION

 

. . . 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 ...

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