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Pass It On

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“It is important for him

to realize that your

attempt to pass this on

to him plays a vital part

in your own recovery.”

BB p 94

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You cannot keep your sobriety unless you

pass it along.

The twelve steps are not a list that is accomplished,

complete, done or over with when you have finished the last step,

they are a circle that continues to rotate through your life,

one day at a time.

Faith, a loving Higher Power will direct your efforts

and as long as you choose to do the next right thing

you will enjoy a life that is happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is working all of the steps continuously.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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All Miseries

007

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”All men’s miseries

derive from not

being able to sit

in a quiet room

alone.

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~ Blaise Pascal

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Quiet the noisy mind.

When my sponsor said this for the first time

I had no idea what he was talking about.

When it was explained I knew exactly

of what he was speaking about, the resident rodents

in my head that were always running around

on that squeaky hamster wheel.

They were the addictive thoughts always creating

a cacophony of confusion and negativity,

causes for not wanting to be alone in the stillness.

Doing the steps, learning about prayer and meditation,

AA and my Higher Power have done for me what

I could not do on my own, quieting the noisy mind,

relieving me of my miseries.

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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Conformity

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“Indeed,

all of A.A.’s

Twelve Steps require

our sustained and

personal exertion

to conform to their

principles and so,

we trust, to God’s will.”

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As Bill Sees It,  p. 232

Twelve and Twelve,  p. 40

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When it all comes together,

whether you did all of the steps in a day,

a week, a month, a year or more,

you will eventually have that ah ha moment

when you realize that God’s will is simple,

don’t drink alcohol.

The living part, living without the drink

may take a little more thought,

but according to those with long time,

good sobriety, it is really quite simple;

don’t drink, go to meetings

and help another alcoholic.

Today, keep it simple.

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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For His Inspection

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“Never talk down

to an alcoholic

from any moral

or spiritual hilltop;

simply lay out the kit

of spiritual tools

for his inspection.”

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BB p 95

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This is how they worked with me.

They suggested that I work the Steps,

honestly, open-minded and willingly,

and allow a Higher Power do for me

what I could not do for myself.

No preaching, no teaching, just a brief

explanation that shows what it was like,

what happened and what it is like now

and if the newcomer likes what he sees

let him begin his own journey to recovery.

Today, be at the meeting

to show the newcomer that it works.

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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As It Is

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“God has allowed me

the right to be wrong

in order for the fellowship

to exist as it does today.

If I place God’s will first

in my life, it is very likely

that A. A. as I know it today

will remain as it is.”

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Daily Reflections p 306

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God’s will: be kind, be loving, be patient,

be tolerant, be forgiving, be compassionate

and be the person God wants me to be.

A. A. has done very well without my opinion

and if I follow the suggestions, the Steps and

the Traditions, I am sure that God’s will for A. A.,

to help the still suffering alcoholic,

will hopefully be there for years to come.

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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Like Gossip

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“Character defects

like gossip

sneak into my life

when I am not making

a constant effort

to work the Twelve Steps

of recovery.”

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Daily Reflections, p.297

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The character defect of the drunk

was to talk about other people ( true or false)

so that I would not have to look at myself.

If you spot it, you’ve got it.

Too often what we despise in others

is what we despise in ourselves.

Today, don’t lose your serenity,

when you sense that something is not right,

don’t blame anyone but yourself.

Today, find the Step that will put you

back on a good spiritual foundation and

keep your own side of the street clean.

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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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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