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Prideful Righteousness

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“The prideful righteousness

of “good people” may often

be just as destructive as

the glaring sins of those

who are supposedly

not so good.”

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As Bill Sees It p 107

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A swelled head can only block the view

of those coming into the rooms behind us.

Humility and gratitude will keep us sober.

Be yourself, everyone else has already been taken.

Today, be good, but not so good that

“prideful righteousness” will distort the reality

that you may see in yourself or others.

Recovery is to avoid prideful righteousness.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Full Privacy

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“When we consult

an A.A. friend,

we should not be

reluctant to remind him

of our need for

full privacy.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  102

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Among many reasons, the negative stigma currently held

by society regarding alcoholics and alcoholism is a good reason

for the fellowship to protect its anonymity.

Each individual has their own reason for the degree of anonymity

that they desire and it is the responsibility for the fellowship

to respect their wishes.

Today, don’t hesitate to establish your boundaries.

Recovery is to respect the privacy of the fellowship.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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To Learn, To Serve And To Love

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“This is why A.A.’s Twelfth Step

urges that we ‘practice these

principles in all our affairs.’

We are not living just

to be sober, we are living

to learn, to serve and to love.”

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As Bill Sees It p 95

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Stopping the drink was the easy part.

God did for me what I could not do for myself.

Learning to grow up, be responsible emotionally,

to learn, to serve, to love, is the really hard part.

Still not there  ?  ?  ? , progress, not perfection.

Recovery is to learn, to serve and to love.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Resentment

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“As the book

‘Alcoholics Anonymous’

puts it, Resentment

is the Number One

offender.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  98

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Want to avoid resentments,

become a hermit.

Otherwise, living a normal life we will

always have those moments when God

or some stupid person will make something happen,

or say something that will offend you.

Today, forgive and forget and remember

nine out of ten times that God or the person

you are holding a resentment against

doesn’t even know it or even care.

Recovery is to avoid a resentment.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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When I Was A Child

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“When I was a child

I acquired some

of the traits that

had a lot to do with

my insatiable craving

for alcohol.”

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As Bill Sees It p 100

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Inherited, born that way,

before I ever picked up that first drink

I displayed an addictive personality.

Selfish, self-centered, an egomaniac

that suffered with an inferiority complex,

the loner who wanted to isolate, be alone,

push away anyone who loved me

and to kill myself, even if it was to be a long

torturous death attributed to alcoholism.

Work the steps, identify yourself,

learn a new way of thinking and living.

Recovery is clearing the wreckage of the past..

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Chief Purpose

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“The chief purpose

of A.A. is sobriety.

We all realize

that without sobriety

we have nothing.”

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~ As Bill Sees It p 94

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There are twelve steps and twelve traditions

and as long was we are sober and we continue

to practice all of the principles in all of our affairs

we will discover a life that is happy, joyous and free.

“First Things First”, the first thing that I place

before my sobriety will be the first thing

that I will lose.

Today, don’t lose anything,

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

Recovery is maintaining one’s sobriety.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Genuine Integrity

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“Just how and when

we tell the truth

– or keep silent –

can often reveal

the difference between

genuine integrity

and none at all.”

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As Bill Sees It p 70

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When you think about the feelings of others,

instead of only your own selfish needs,

you become aware that a sharp tongue

can be a lethal weapon.

Gossip may have been a way to elevate our self esteem,

but in the long run it only comes back to haunt us

and jeopardize our own sobriety.

Today, if you can’t say something nice,

truthfully,

don’t say anything at all.

Recovery is learning genuine integrity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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