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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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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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Also Myself

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“Under very

trying conditions

I have had,

again and again,

to forgive others

– also myself.”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p. 268

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I made mistakes, sometimes my judgements were

not of the best, I was driven by my disease to

do what it takes to get that next drink.

Today, the program of Alcoholics Anonymous

has taught me that if I do not forgive myself

the guilt and shame will lead me back to a drink.

Today, I forgive, but I do not  forget and I use the past

to keep me on the right path and to help others

by sharing my experience strength and hope.

Recovery is learning to forgive.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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One Good Look

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“One good look

in the mirror

ought to be

answer enough

for any alcoholic.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 37

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We all have a different path to follow , however,

most drunks have had that feeling of

“I don’t like what I see in the mirror.”

The saying in AA that has helped many is,

“we are going to love you until you learn to love yourself.”

Today, be kind to yourself, don’t drink, don’t think,

go to a meeting and forgive the man in the mirror.

Recovery is being able to like what you see in the mirror.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Any Which Way

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“We can be grateful for

every agency or method

that tries to solve the

problem of alcoholism –

whether of medicine,

religion, education,

or research.”

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As Bill Sees It,  p 147

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There is a God today, and it is not you or me.

The final judge of a persons sobriety

will be a loving Higher Power

who knows if you are lying or

if you my be just stretching the truth a little bit.

We have not yet been cloned, we are unique individuals

and no matter how an alcoholic stops drinking,

God bless them, and may  they do no harm.

Recovery is great no matter which way you do it.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Don’t Waste Your Time

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“When you discover a prospect

for Alcoholics Anonymous,

find out all you can about him.

If he does not want to stop drinking,

don’t waste time trying

to persuade him.”

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~  BB     p. 90

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Recovery is for those who want it.

The twelfth step says that to keep your sobriety

you must share it with others, however,

the wisdom of those who have gone before us tells

us that we should not waste our time with a drunk

who does not want to stop drinking.

Today, help yourself, help only those

who want to seek sobriety themselves.

Recovery is helping others, but don’t waste your time.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Instincts

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” He did not design man

to destroy himself

by alcohol,

but He did give man

instincts to help

him stay alive.”

12 & 12, p. 35

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The disease of Alcoholism wants me to isolate,

be  alone, to push away anyone who loves me

and to kill myself.

This negative drive is opposite of normal human instincts

and I must be grateful to Alcoholics Anonymous

and their Big Book which has shown me

how sick I really am.

Today, be spiritual, work a program of recovery

that will prevent your disease from warping your instincts.

Recovery is understand one’s natural instincts.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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