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Simply Loaded

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“Of course,

my conflicts went

right on mounting,

because I was

simply loaded

with excuses, refusals,

and outright rebellion.”

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As Bill Sees It  p 289

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My disease justified every drink I ever took

because it wanted me to think that it would be OK

to have just one more.

It was never my fault.

You just don’t understand.

There was always an excuse, a justification for every drink,

and for every wrong step I ever took.

Today, be honest.

Recovery is to stop justifying bad behaviors.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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To Kill Pain

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“I believe that when

we were active alcoholics

we drank mostly to kill pain

of one kind or another –

physical or emotional or psychic.”

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As Bill Sees It p 291

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Whatever the pain, real or imagined,

self inflicted or caused by someone else,

A. A. has many suggestions for relieving the pain,

none of which involve drinking alcohol.

Today, if you are in pain, talk to your sponsor,

talk to your spiritual adviser, take it to a meeting

and know that this too shall pass as soon as

you let go and let God.

Recovery is to learn to resolve , not dissolve, the pain.

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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The Primary Object

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“It seems to me

that the primary object

of any human being

is to grow ,

as God intended,

that being the nature

of all growing things.”

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As Bill Sees It      p  294

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The A. A. fellowship and working the steps

has made clear to me that my alcoholism

stunted my emotional and spiritual growth.

After 30 years of drinking I awoke and found a

20 year old, still chasing skirts and keg parties.

Today, I try to work all of these principles

in all of my affairs with the guidance

of my loving Higher Power.

Recovery is to keep on growing.

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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A.A.’s Symbol

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Above us,

at the International Convention

at St. Louis in 1955, floated a

banner on which was inscribed

the new symbol for A.A.,

a circle enclosing a triangle.

The circle stands for

the whole world of A.A.,

and the triangle stands for

A.A.’s Three Legacies:

Recovery, Unity, and Service.”

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As Bill Sees It p 307

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History tends to repeat itself and the history

of A.A., one drunk helping another, is a history

that we are happy to repeat.

Today, work your program, go to a meeting

and involve yourself in the workings of A.A.

by passing along that which was so freely

given to you.

Recovery is to know the history.    “Why It Works”

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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Just Start Over

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“In short the

‘all or nothing’

attitude is a

most destructive one,

Don’t be disconcerted

by setbacks –

just start over.”

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As Bill Sees It p 308

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For the alcoholic who is selfish and self centered,

who wants what he wants and he wants it now,

instant gratification, there are many insignificant things

that can cause a set back.

Know that the world no longer rotates around you,

that God and/or some stupid person

will do something that we do not like, however,

that is no reason to pick up a drink.

Recovery is to ignore the stupid and keep on trying.

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 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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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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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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