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No Excuses

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“If you really want

to do something,

you’ll find a way.

If you don’t,

you’ll find an excuse.”

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~ Jim Rohn

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Don’t lie, but be tactful.

Excuses are lies dressed up in fancy words.

Today, if you have a reason or even if you do not

have a reason to do or not do something,

be honest, do not make lame excuses.

Today, negotiate, accommodate, moderate,

compromise, just be kind and find an honest

mutual path to happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is never having to make an excuse.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Don’t Worry

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“There may be some wrongs

we can never fully right.

We don’t worry about them

if we can honestly say

to ourselves that we would

right them if we could.”

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BB p 83

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A few key words for recovery:

acceptance, honesty, willingness

and doing the next right thing.

When we apply these qualifiers to all

of our decisions and we deduce that

we have done our best,

the promises will come true.

We accept that the past may be past,

that there are no weak excuses, only honest reasons,

that we are willing to change, to tell the truth

and to be the person God wants us to be,

then and only then will we have been thorough

and we will know peace of mind and serenity.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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The Exception

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“By every form of

self-deception and

experimentation,

they will try to prove

themselves exceptions

to the rule,

therefore nonalcoholic.”

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BB p 31

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The stigma of being called an alcoholic,

a person who cannot drink,

“what do you mean I can’t drink,

you buy and I’ll drink every one of you under the table.”

“By the way, I’m drinking scotch now,

the beer was filling me up and I was always bloated and …”

In the Big Book the list of ruses that the problem drinker

has used to control his drinking, to prove to himself that

there is no problem is extremely long.

Because of all of the excuses ( BB p 31) contains

one of the longest paragraphs in the entire book.

Today, forget the excuses, seek out the solutions.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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