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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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ME and the Boss

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Demands

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Demands made upon

other people

for too much attention,

protection, and love

can only invite domination

or revulsion. . . .

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~ 12 & 12 p. 44

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A demand is an expectation,

expectations are resentments waiting to be born

and for the alcoholic, resentments lead to drink

and to drink is to die.

Change is good, but in moderation.

If the drunk changes too much too fast and he expect others

to keep up with him, to give him what he wants,

one can only foresee that a negative response

is in the making.

Today, check your motives, know your wants and needs,

go slow, ask for guidance and when push comes to shove,

be flexible.

Recovery is seeking honest motives.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The Greatest Enemies

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“The greatest enemies

of us alcoholics

are resentment,

jealousy, envy,

frustration

and fear.”

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BB p 143

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Why I drank.

Alcohol is a depressant, a negative attitude inducer.

Under the influence I thought I was haviing fun,

everything about me changed, unfortunately,

the world did not change and when I sobered up

all of the negative feelings returned, multiplied.

Today, hang with the winners, be positive,

do the next right thing and try to be the person

who would make their mother proud.

Recovery is avoiding the negatives.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

ME and the Boss

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Without Resentment

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The final proof

of greatness

lies in being able

to endure criticism

without resentment.”

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~ Elbert Hubbard

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To some degree we are all great,

especially in the eyes of our Great Creator.

Today, expand that greatness by having only

kind thoughts. loving feelings, a forgiving soul

and the patience and tolerance to ignore those

morons who want you to have resentments.

Today, don’t take it personally,

the idiots are just envious of your greatness.

Recovery is to endure criticism without resentment.

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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My Recovery

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Due to copyright ownership

the use of AA material is not

permitted to be used in a

personal blog, ergo,

I will quote many

of the slogans that I have

been exposed to in my few

twenty-four hours in the

rooms, and/or I will make it up

as I go along.

Quoting myself :  

“An expectation is a resentment awaiting to be born.”

When I first entered the rooms and it was suggested that I find

a Higher Power and I was told I could use the Door Knob, a Tree,

the Fellowship, anything that was tangible to me

but not an individual because all humans are fallible.

I know that God answers all prayers,

not always the way I expect them to be answered.

Prayers are answered in God’s time and in the manner

He will determine.

The only thing that I was told to expect was,

providing that I did not drink, that the promises will come true,

all 147 included in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Today, lower your expectations and know that you can have

a great day, one day at a time.

ME and the Boss

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To Grow

November Roses 058

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“When I accept

situations

as they are,

not as I wish

them to be,

then I can begin

to grow and have

serenity and peace of mind.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 271

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Wishes, just like expectations,

are resentments waiting to be born.

 ” …Resentment is the “number one” offender.

It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.

From it stem all forms of spiritual disease,… “

Big Book page 64

Work the Steps,

accept that you are an alcoholic,

accept the this world is exactly the way

God wants it to be.

Have faith, no one is ever too old

to stop growing, to stop learning,

to be able to change their attitude when

they realize that their serenity and peace of mind

are being affected.

Today, ignore the affect and do the accept.

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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Inversely Proportional

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Perhaps

the best thing

of all for me

is to remember

that my serenity is

inversely proportional

to my expectations.”

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BB,   p. 452

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Just when you expected that the meeting might begin on time,

God allowed a drunken late-comer to enter the room

and disrupt the start of the meeting.

Choice;  get upset and loose your serenity

or smile, maintain your peace of mind.

and thank God for the message,

but for the grace of God that could be me, again.

Expectations are plans

and if you want to make God laugh

tell Him your plans,

tell Him what you expect

to happen in this life.

Expectations are resentments waiting to be born.

Today, keep your serenity, accept life on God’s terms,

no expectations, no resentments.

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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