Tag Archives: Willing

I Intend

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“Personally,

I take the attitude

that I intend never

to drink again.

This is somewhat different

from saying,

“I will never drink again.”

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As Bill Sees It p. 16

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Never say never.

I can drink anything I want to, any time I want to,

however, today I know that drinking alcohol is

not a good thing to do for a person who is allergic to alcohol.

Today, when ask about my future drinking habits, I reply

with “one day at a time” and God willing, should I live

forever, I will answer with a good intention

to not drink alcohol.

Recovery is a  good intention.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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In Black And White

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“We placed them before us

in black and white.

We admitted our

wrongs honestly

and were willing to set

these matters straight.”

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BB p 67

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As suggested, put it in writing,

burn it when you are done or

save it for providing a good laugh

further down your road of recovery.

Just do it, knowing that there is no standard

by which you will be graded,

every  soul has its own journey.

Today, any Step, any inspiration,

put it in writing and let the whole world know

how you did it.

Recovery is being honest and willing.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Suggested

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“Here are the

steps we took,

which are suggested

as a program

of recovery:”

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BB  p  59

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You can tell a drunk,

but you can’t tell him much.

Suggested and willing are two words that

anyone who is being introduced to a new

way of living cannot much argue with.

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness

are HOW it works.

The magical thing behind the Twelve Step Program

is that it does not guarantee anything but miracles

if you thoroughly follow our path.

Recovery is taking a few suggestions.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Thoroughness and Honesty

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“We went back

through our lives.

Nothing counted but

thoroughness and honesty.

When we were finished

we considered it carefully.”

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BB p 65

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Whether it is the first attempt to do the Fourth Step

or the ten thousandth time the Tenth Step is being done,

when we go back through our lives or back through our day

short cuts can only lead to a short temper.

Be thorough, be honest and be willing to admit

what part you had to play

in all of the estranged relationships

we left strewn  throughout our past.

Drinking or not drinking,

selfishness and self-centeredness are attitudes

and habits that can continue to work

against our being a healthy part of a relationship.

Today, no short cuts, live the Steps.

Thoroughness and honesty are the gateways to

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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Self, Self, Self

November Roses 057
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“Whatever our protestations,

are not most of us concerned

with ourselves,

our resentments,

or our self-pity?”

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BB p 62

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It was all about me, the drunk.

The only friend I ever had was the guy

who bought me my last drink.

The only relationship I could keep

was with the needy soul who believed my lies.

Denial was the only argument that I knew.

If I was not standing over you, gloating,

I was under you wallowing in self-pity

and building a resentment that was

driving me to drink.

With the guidance of God,

the Higher Power of our understanding,

and the fellowship of A.A.,

we have discovered that there is a better way.

Today, be Honest, Open-minded and Willing

to do the next right thing and be the person

our Higher Power wants us to be,

a friend, a loving companion, a sober soul.

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 Essence

November Roses 022

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“The willingness to grow

is the essence of all

spiritual development.”

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As Bill Sees It,   p.  171

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The core, the gist, the heart,

what the main substance of the issue is

and in the case of recovering from the

compulsion and obsession to drink,

the spiritual condition is paramount.

Change.

To be Honest, Open-minded,

and Willing to grow is HOW the twelve step

program of Alcoholics Anonymous works.

Today, don’t drag your feet, challenge yourself

to make the change for the better.

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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I Don’t Decide

October Roses 067

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“I don’t decide which

defects get removed,

or the time frame in

which they get removed.

I ask God to decide which

defects stand in the way

of my usefulness to Him

and to others, and then

I humbly ask Him to remove them.”

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Daily Reflections, p. 213

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Suffering from a disease that wants one to isolate,

be alone, push away anyone who loves them

and to kill themselves the number and types

of character defects is as infinitely as varied

as there are alcoholics.

Make the list of your defects,

share it with your Higher Power,

and seek to find some balance, serenity

and peace of mind in your life.

The secret, be willing to change.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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