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Act Your Age

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“Those adolescent urges

that so many of us have

for complete approval,

utter security, and

perfect romance –

urges quite appropriate

to the age seventeen –

prove to be an impossible

way of life at forty-seven or fifty-seven.”

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As Bill Sees It p 330

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At 49 I woke up and the kind folks from A.A.

were only too glad to show me that I was emotionally

only seventeen, still chasing skirts and keg parties.

Divorced twice and with a score of bad relationships

strewn out along the way, my alcoholic, self centered, selfish,

egomaniac who suffered with an inferiority complex

had no idea how to love, how to develop a healthy relationship.

The current relationship is going on twenty six years,

thanks to a Higher Power and the program of A.A.

Recovery is to start growing emotionally and spiritually.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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We Become Lost

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“If we cannot or will not

achieve sobriety,

then we become lost,

right in the here and now.

We are of no value to anyone,

including ourselves,

until we find salvation

from alcohol.”

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As Bill Sees It p 81

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“First Things First”, love the slogans,

they help keep it simple.

The first thing we place before our sobriety

is the first thing that we will lose.

Today, keep it simple,

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

and remember to pick up that first drink is to be doomed

to a life of jails, institutions or death.

Recovery is finding salvation from alcohol.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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Abject Dependence

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“Nothing can be

more demoralizing

than a clinging and

abject dependence

upon another

human being.”

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As Bill Sees It p 72

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A symptom of the disease of alcoholism is “More”,

one is never enough.

When we rely upon another person the “we need more,

we want more”, will eventually drive that person away.

My disease wants me to isolate, be alone,

push away anyone who loves me and demanding more

is the best weapon the disease has.

Today, rely upon your Higher Power when you need more.

Recovery is never being dependent upon another human being..

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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A.A. Was Not Invented

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“A.A. was not invented!

Its basics were brought

to us through the

experience and wisdom

of many great friends.

We simply borrowed and

adopted their ideas.”

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As Bill Sees It, p 67

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As far as human behavior goes

there is nothing new under the sun.

If it has a name, someone has done it.

Today, you are unique, however, borrowing

the best attributes of others can only improve

your outlook on life and your quality of living.

Recovery is learning from those

who have been there and done that.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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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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ME and the Boss

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A New Religion ? ? ?

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“As a society

we must never become

so vain as to suppose

that we are authors

and inventors of a

new religion.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p. 231

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A.A. has taught me HOW it works;

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness.

A.A. has taught me that there is a difference

between spirituality and religion.

A.A. has taught me to mind my own business

and the only thing I have to offer,

to those who ask,

is my experience and hope, the understanding

that every unique soul who wants to recover

will recover in their own unique way.

Recovery is being open minded.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The A.A. Message

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. . . “ our Society has concluded

that it has but one high mission

– to carry the A.A. message

to those who don’t know

there’s a way out.”

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~ 12 & 12,  p. 151

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I cannot keep it until I give it away.

This paradox was not the easiest for a

self-centered, self-serving drunk

to understand.

I never, ever, gave anything away,

especially for free.

A.A. has taught me that for me to enjoy my sobriety

I had to give freely of my experience, strength and hope

with other alcoholics, those who want it.

Recovery is to carry the A.A. message.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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