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In The Company Of Others

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“Once an alcoholic

fully realizes that he

cannot get well alone,

he will somehow find

a way to get well

and stay well in

the company of others.”

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~   As Bill Sees It      p 312

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The older I become,

the more I realize how little I know.

To learn more, I have discovered that

hanging out with a whole bunch of drunks

who have been there and done that

is the easy way to keeping my sobriety.

Recovery is being in the company of other alcoholics.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Tolerance Keeps Us Sober

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“Honesty

with ourselves

and others

gets us sober,

but it is tolerance

that keeps us that way.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 312

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Following the suggestion, we take

an honest moral inventory of ourselves

and we find that we were not nice people.

Be tolerant, do not beat yourself up,

know that recovery is all about change

and once we have cleared the wreckage of the past

we can move on to living a life that is

happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is to be tolerant of ourselves.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Stop Fighting

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“My observation is

that some people

can get by with a

certain amount of

postponement,

but few can live

with outright rebellion”

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As Bill Sees It p322

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Eventually, gravity and the guilty conscious will win.

Guilt, shame, and resentments are the slippery slope

that will take the alcoholic back to the bottle.

No, this I will never do, are words that do not appear

in any program of recovery.

Today, be willing, but more importantly,

take action,

take the first step towards a life that is happy, joyous and free

by doing the next right thing.

Recovery is to stop fighting.

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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In Or Out

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As many an

alcoholic has said,

‘I came to the place

where it was either

into A.A. or out

the window.

So here I am.”

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As Bill Sees It p 322

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Thanks to A. A, I have a choice.

With the strength and courage

provided me by my Higher Power and the fellowship

I have learned to choose not to drink alcohol,

one day at a time.

Today I go to meetings to find out

what happens to those who stop going to meetings,

those who choose to go out the window.

Recovery is to get into your program

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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Outright Rebellion

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My observation is that

some people can get by

with a certain amount

of postponement,

but few can live with

outright rebellion.”

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As Bill Sees It p 322

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“No never” is a guarantee for failure.

HOW it works, Honesty, Open mindedness and Willingness,

and the most important of these is

that you  must be willing to change

if one ever expects to recover from

the fatal clutches of alcoholism.

Today, be honest, be open minded

and above all be willing

to change for the better.

Recovery is to avoid outright rebellion.

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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Criticism

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“Thanks much for your

letter of criticism.

I’m certain that had it

not been for its strong

critics A.A. would have

made much slower

progress.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  326

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Just as Bill and A.A. used criticism to grow,

so should the alcoholic who wants be sober.

Do not  fear personal criticism.

God is pointing out to you,

through the voice of that person

who has been there and done that,

that the noted character defect in you

might require some alterations.

Recovery is to use personal criticism to grow.

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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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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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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