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Practically Always

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“Don’t be

too discouraged

about that slip.

Practically always,

we drunks learn

the hard way.”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p 253

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Be grateful that you made it back into the rooms.

Learn to listen and listen to learn and as long as

you don’t drink, one day at a time,

the promises will come true.

Today, don’t drink, don’t think, go to a meeting

and listen closely to hear the suggestion

that will help you make it through the day.

Recovery is learning from your mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Change We Must

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“We have to grow

or else deteriorate.

For us, the status quo

can only be for today,

never for tomorrow.

Change we must,

we cannot stand still.”

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Grapevine, February 1961

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Experienced by many, when the alcoholic begins

his drinking career his emotional development ceases.

In recovery, the alcoholic must begin to grow emotionally

and this change is a journey that must continue

the rest of his life.

Today, doing the will of a loving Higher Power,

doing the next right thing, is a daily program

that allows one to change, to grow in recovery.

Recovery is change.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Be A Saint

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When we early A.A.’s

got our first glimmer

of how spiritually prideful

we could be,

we coined this expression:

“Don’t try to be a saint

by Thursday!”

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~ Grapevine,   June 1961

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It is O.K. to be a saint, however,

it is best to remember that it takes

more than one miracle ( recovering from alcoholism)

and you have to be dead

to become a saint.

Be kind, do the next right thing,

don’t drink, don’t think, go to meetings

and let a loving Higher Power decide

who will be the saints.

Recovery is avoiding false pride.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Self-pity

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“Self-pity is one

of the most unhappy

and consuming defects

that we know.

It is a bar to all

spiritual progress . . . “

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As Bill Sees It, p 238

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Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.

Everybody hates me, nobody loves me,

guess I’ll go eat a worm.

It is/was always someone else’s fault.

A healthy body, mind and soul

has no room for self-pity.

Today, have faith, a loving Higher Power has

placed you upon this earth to do good and

self-pity is not on the good  list.

Recovery is devoid of self-pity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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My Former Prejudice

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“I now see that

my former prejudice

against clergymen

was blind and wrong,

They have kept alive …

a faith …”

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As Bill Sees It, p.119

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Ego and fear drove many a prejudice against

anyone or anything that would interfere with

my drinking.

The Great I, I, I had no faith.

Today, don’t let the old former prejudices

and stinking thinking rear its ugly head,

use your AA tools, go to a meeting,

work with another alcoholic

and above all, have an open mind,

and keep the faith.

Recovery is a good brainwashing.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Qualities We Shall Need

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“Good judgement,

a careful sense of timing

courage, and prudence

these are the qualities

we shall need when

we take Step Nine.”

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12 & 12, p 83

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The willingness was in Step Eight,

now the suggestion is just do it,

whenever possible, make amends

to those we have harmed.

Amends, means to change

and when we make an amends it is necessary

to show that we have not just stopped drinking,

that our attitude and outlook on life has changed

and hopefully we have grown up.

Remember, sorry doesn’t cut it.

Recovery is working and living the Steps.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Delete

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“The most heated bit

of letter writing can

be a wonderful safety

valve – providing

the wastebasket is

somewhat nearby.

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As Bill Sees It p. 39

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Writing is a very, very, very good way of

getting the feelings out in the open.

However, just make sure that the open

is not too far open that it may been seen

by someone who could use your words against you.

So, whether you write pen and paper or by digital

make sure that what you write for yourself

stays with yourself.

Delete, destroy, burn it, do what you must

but remember that the reason for the exercise

was to exorcise the demons and

move on towards a better life.

Recovery is venting to the proper receptacle.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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