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Complete Defeat

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“Who cares

to admit

complete

defeat?”

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12 and 12   p 21

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The egocentric, self-centered, selfish

Me, Me, Me, I, I, I, could not do anything

without thinking that I was in complete control.

What a rude awakening I had when I was told

that I had absolutely no control over my drinking,

that alcohol controlled my life.

Only by working the suggested Twelve Steps of AA

and by the grace of God,

which I choose to call my Higher Power,

have I been able to surrender

my will and my life over to His care.

And, as a blessing from above, the obsession

and compulsion to drink alcohol has been removed.

Recovery is a complete surrender to a power greater than oneself.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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All About Timing

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“Life is all about timing…

the unreachable becomes reachable,

the unavailable become available,

the unattainable . . . attainable.

Have the patience, wait it out

It’s all about timing.”

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~ Stacey Charter

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I want what I want and I want it now.

Instant gratification, control, selfish, self-centered,

the ego run amok, wants, not needs,

the person your Higher Power does not want you to be.

Today, be patient, if you do not get exactly

what you want don’t be surprised if what you do get

is better than you could have ever hoped for.

In God’s time.

Recovery is all about timing.

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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Many Things

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“The best way

to know God

is to love

many things.”

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~ Vincent van Gogh

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As a drunks I had no idea what love was.

Negative, selfish, self-centered, love meant sex

and there never was enough of it.

AA has taught me that there are many things that deserve our love

and the best way to a happy, joyous and free life is to do the will

of a loving Higher Power.

We need to love unconditionally,

to love yourself and know that a relationship is a special kind of love that

is never 50/50 but always as close to 100/100 as you can possibly give.

Today, love as many things as you can.

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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Promise #10

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“Fear of people

and of economic

insecurity

will leave us.”

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BB p 84

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Better know as the Ninth Step promises,

it is understood that the sooner one works the steps,

honestly and to the best of their abilities,

the sooner the promises begin to come true.

As the drunk it was all about the ego.

Selfish and self centered we harmed many people

emotionally, physically and materially.

It was more important to have the money

for the next fix than it was to take care

of moral responsibilities.

In sobriety, if you harm no one, you fear no one.

In sobriety, if you are morally responsible,

God will provide,

just make sure that you are doing

the honest footwork.

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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Personal Affronts

November Roses 029

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What were seemingly

impersonal acts,

were really

personal affronts,

because it was people

– people of worth –

whom I had harmed.

I need to do something

about the people I have hurt

so that I may enjoy a peaceful sobriety.”

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Daily Reflections, p. 231

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When the selfish and self-centered drunk

was dancing to the tune of Lord Alcohol

he never considered whose toes he was stepping upon

as long as he had the drink to calm his nerves.

Whether you knew their names or not, whether you

danced with them only once or danced with them every day,

the toes you stepped upon need an apology.

The best part of the sober dance

is that no one gets stepped upon

and life becomes happy, joyous and free

of guilt, shame and sore toes.

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 Basic Ingredient

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“The basic ingredient

of all humility,

a desire to seek

and do God’s will,

was missing.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 72

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The selfish and self-centered drunk

could never put anything before ‘SELF’.

When the mind of the drunk thinks

it wants to get sober,

sobriety will not happen

until the heart and soul wishes to follow

the will of a loving Higher Power.

Today, don’t just think about it,

do the next right thing, be the action

that brings about serenity and peace of mind.

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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Promise #8

October Roses 007

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“Self-seeking

will slip away.”

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BB p 84

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Better know as the Ninth Step promises,

this promise begins to appear

even before we are hallway through Step Nine,

making amends to those we had harmed.

As a drunk, rarely did we have true feelings,

especially when anesthetized and numbed

by the demon alcohol.

When we start to examine feelings in a true light,

not only our feelings but those of the people we had harmed,

we begin to recognize how selfish and self-centered

the disease caused us to be.

In recovery we begin to feel for others.

Today, get out of yourself, help another drunk.

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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