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Happy Sober Thanksgiving from Shenyang; China everyone.

Happy Sober Thanksgiving from Shenyang; China everyone. 37 years ago today; it had snowed 7 inches in Western Kentucky, USA, the cold wind blew across and off the Ohio River from the Southern Illinois plains.  This Alkie was one “sick puppy”.  I … [Read more]

The 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous

The 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous To understand the concepts of AA you have to dig deep or attend a workshop/step speaker series on these important components of the program. A lot of groups don't teach the concepts and a number of … [Read more]

NOV.23,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.23,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Hang Together Forever From: "When A.A. Came of Age" On Sunday morning – the last day of the [1950 International] Convention – I found those Twelve Traditions still on my mind. Each of them … [Read more]

NOV.22,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.22,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY I have more than enough to handle today,  without dragging along yesterday's baggage too.  I must balance today's books, if I am to have a chance tomorrow.  So I ask myself if I have erred … [Read more]

The principles of the 12 steps can be very difficult or very simple to understand.

The principles of the 12 steps can be very difficult or very simple to understand.   This is an effort to simplify the meaning of the principles of the 12 steps for those who may be having difficulty. These are the principles that are incorporated … [Read more]

A Tribute to Dr. Bob

Robert H. 'Dr. Bob' Smith August 8, 1879 -- November 16, 1950 Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous A Tribute to Dr. Bob by Bill W., A.A. Grapevine, January 1951 SERENELY remarking to his attendant, "I think this is it," Dr. Bob passed out of our … [Read more]

NOV.21,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.21,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Helpfulness  "Your job now is to be at the place where you may  be of maximum helpfulness to others,  so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful.  You should not hesitate to … [Read more]

NOV.20,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.20,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Basics From "New Selves Unfolding": "However, the First Step and I have always been great friends.  I repeated it every five seconds and thanked God each day for my sobriety -  the only … [Read more]

NOV.19,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.19,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY When we speak or act hastily or rashly,  the ability to be fair-minded and tolerant evaporates on the spot.  TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. … [Read more]

NOV.16,2017 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear Friends, According to later Buddhist thought, human beings are fundamentally good. This is not just a theory, it’s an unmistakable meditative insight. One could say that meditation is the practice of directly experiencing our essential … [Read more]

NOV.18,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.18,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Being fair-minded and tolerant is a goal toward which I must work daily. I ask God, as I understand Him, to help me to be loving and tolerant to my loved ones, and to those with whom I am in … [Read more]

NOV.17,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.17,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY GIVING WITHOUT STRINGS And he well knows that his own life has been made richer, as an extra dividend of giving to another without any demand for a return. AS BILL SEES IT, p.  69  The … [Read more]

Sixteen relapse symptoms to watch out for: For any time, any place, any where !

Sixteen relapse symptoms to watch out for:  For any time, any place, any where !  1. Exhaustion - Allowing oneself to become overly tired; usually associated with work addiction as an excuse for not facing personal … [Read more]

Emotional sobriety is when:

Emotional sobriety is when: 1. I am free of resentments, jealousy, and envy--and free to forgive quickly. 2. My emotions are not so violent that they cause me to go or be on a dry drunk.  3. I am able to make normal everyday decisions without my … [Read more]

NOV.16,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.16,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY "There is a principle which is a bar against all information,  which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail  to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle is  contempt … [Read more]

NOV.15,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.15,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY "Being an A.A. Loner, I have felt very out of things and on my own.  But I do believe in the power of collective thought,  whether for good or evil.  Thus, I believe that the collective … [Read more]