Meetings are a comfortable place for me to one, admit I missed the memo on many basic life lessons; two, hear better ways of basic living techniques! Two “commands” for recovery I picked up from a friend: Don’t rescue Don’t
“Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. . .” (The AA Promises, #9 ) The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.” (AA Big Book, p 83)
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14)
Getting Sober, I See People Who Just Got Smarter! Mark Twain wrote, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be
Making it through the holidays without drinking was never an option for me – so, my first Christmas sober, was like speaking French in France with very little training or practice. I was not fluent in sobriety — I
From the meeting today, a quote from the 12 & 12 caught me up short: “ . . . well-grounded AAs seem to have the ability, by God’s grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into
One of the First Slogans I heard From the beginning in recovery, I heard, “Practice an attitude of gratitude.” Not understanding completely, I practiced not whining. I couldn’t say I was grateful that drinking wasn’t in the cards for me.