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The Choice Must Be Ours

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“A good adviser

will never do

all our thinking

for us.

He knows that

each final choice

must be ours.”

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As Bill Sees It p 83

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Let us review the options.

Thus begins the three C’s of decision making:

first, we must review the Choices, then we know

that at some time God will give us the Chance

lastly, we must make the Change.

Whatever you choose, don’t worry,

as long as it doesn’t kill you or put you in jail,

know that God will forgive and you may

have another chance tomorrow.

Best advice, change, today is a different day.

Recovery is making our own final choices.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Not Always Red Ink

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“Inventory-taking

is not always done

in red ink.

It’s a poor day

indeed when we

haven’t done

something right.”

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As Bill Sees It p 80

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The negative thinking alcoholic is always

ready to beat themselves up over every terrible

thing that happens in their life.

Recovery is learning to recognize the positive things;

for example, “I did not drink today,

I remember what I did last night,

I showed up when I promised I would.”

The paradox; the more good things I remember

the fewer bad things happen.

Recovery is taking the kudos when merited.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Our Own Defects

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“A clear light seems

to fall upon us all –

– when we open our eyes.

Since our blindness is

caused by our own defects,

we must first deeply realize

what they are.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  11

 

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You correction of that character defect

may not be to the liking of your mother-in-law,

however, for yourself, the change may be the light

that will guide you to a new life that is happy,

joyous and free.

Be willing, put a name on that defect,

and ask your Higher Power how you may best

become the person you and He want you to be.

Recovery is to realize what our defects are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Your Higher Power

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“You say the group

is your Higher Power,

and no right-minded A.A.

would challenge your

privilege to believe

precisely that way.”

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As Bill Sees It      p 73
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Why the stubborn know it all loves AA ? ? ?

Because there are no rules, only suggestions on how

we can stop drinking and move on to a life

that is happy, joyous and free.

How you follow the suggestion is an individual thing

which may be discovered by reading the literature,

listening to those in the fellowship,

who have been there and done that or

maybe even by a God incident.

As long as you don’t crave the drink, one day at a time,

follow your own rules, the ones that work for you.

Recovery is the Higher Power of your understanding.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Will and Action

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“Reinforced by what grace

I could find in prayer,

I had to exert every ounce

of will and action to cut off

these faulty emotional dependencies

upon people and

upon circumstances.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  63

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Change . . . .

Working the steps we are able to recognize

the bad habits, the character defects, the shortcomings

that we used to justify our drinking.

Working the steps we learn that through prayer

and meditation we are able to change those things

which would upset our emotional stability.

Today, work the steps and take the action

required to change.

Recovery is will and action.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Our Companions

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“More and more we regard

all who labor in the total

field of alcoholism as our

companions on a march

from darkness into light.

We see that we can

accomplish together what

we could never accomplish

in separation and in rivalry.”

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As Bill Sees It p 45

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Whatever it takes to get one more drunk off the streets

is OK with AA and we are sure the rest of the world is also happy.

Professional help, a program of the religion of their choice,

or by any miracle possible, recovery is approved by a loving Higher Power.

Today, applaud any recovering alcoholic and by no means

should we ever discredit his pathway to getting there.

Everyone is unique.

Recovery is understanding that there is more than one way to recover.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Can I Say No

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“However, sooner or later most of us

are presented with other obligations

— to family, friends, and country.

As you will remember,

the Twelfth Step also refers to

`practicing these principles

in all our affairs.’

Therefore, I think your choice

of whether to take a particular

Twelfth Step job is to be found

in your own conscience.”

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As Bill Sees It     p 21

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As a drunk I couldn’t even do one thing right

let alone trying to multitask by being in

two places at the same time.

Sober, I can chose to do the next right thing

but I still cannot be in two places at the same time.

Today’s choice,

choose the option that will best enhance your sobriety,

the choice that will best fit into your Tenth Step.

You are allowed to say no.

Recovery is a clean conscience.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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