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DEC.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

DEC.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

I found a big book in jail and I wanted to take
it with me but it had the jaill stamp in it. Anonymous 
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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.Anonymous
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I said no more alcohol and drugs and walked 
across the room and did a line. Anonymous
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At my first meeting I thought my boyfriend 
told them all about me. I got mad and walked out. Anonymous
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 Much later I went with my brother and we would 
go to three or four meetings a day and we really loved it. 
Anonymous 
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Thanks, I love to hear stories like you, 
short and sweet. Anonymous 
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My dad was always at the first person in my life,
he taught me how to drive at 11 years old. Anonymous
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 In school I was a grade A student and here
 I was drunk throwing vodka bottles against 
the school walls. Anonymous
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People around me were saying I’m 
so-and-so and I’m an alcoholic, 
so I said I’m blank and I’m an alcoholic. Anonymous 
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When I came too I had cow poo in my mouth. 
I was always in the s***. Anonymous
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 I had three little kids to feed but alcohol 
was more important. Anonymous
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Pride without gratitude is arrogance.
anonymous
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Turn your wounds into wisdom.anonymous
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A checkup from the neck up.anonymous
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I was learning that as a woman it was okay to have barriers. Anonymous
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 I found that I would work in people’s homes
and they would find other jobs for me. 
They didn’t do that for me when I was drinking. Anonymous
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 I came here and you guys cared more for me than I care for myself. Anonymous 
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Working with others I get to re-live what it’s like to be a newcomer. Anonymous
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 I felt like I was in a row boat with the anchor down. Anonymous 
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Everyday I start my day by thanking God for 
the good things in my life and for the things 
that I have to overcome during that day. Anonymous
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 In spite of what’s going on up here in my head
 I come here to get it straightened out. Anonymous
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 Happy office party a girl came up to me and 
said “you’re my husband at work”. 
I got the hell out of there. Anonymous 
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I need to be here I’ve got to be for my Higher Power. Anonymous
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I’m the temple of God and I come here 
and you guys tell me the clean house. Anonymous 
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Both sides of my family had the disease and I truly
 believe that there is a genetic component there. Anonymous
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 At 18 I was picking fights with all my friends and
 I tried pot for a while I was pretty high all day. Anonymous
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 I tried marijuana anonymous, same program, better snacks. Anonymous
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 I had this realization that nothing that
was happening in my head is real. Anonymous
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The light comes in any erases The Darkness Within. Anonymous 
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I’m a diver, I was sixty feet below in a wreck and there 
was a pink giraffe sitting on the sink. 
I came to Alcoholics Anonymous the next day. Anonymous 
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I had no concept of the ripple effect that
the things that I did were affecting others period anonymous
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My first drink and my first black out and 
I didn’t know what a blackout was until
I got here to Alcoholics Anonymous. Anonymous 
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One day my daughter was sitting there in front of a bowl of rotten rice.
I quit everything. I was in AA the next day.Anonymous 
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I was hanging in the park with the homeless 
because they look happy. My home was right
 next door to the park. Anonymous
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 I would think of the homeless people as Wilderness people.
I was always romanticizing everything. Anonymous 
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I would to go on the computer and look up alcoholism
and try to find out how to drink. Anonymous 
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To qualify, my favorite drink was just the next one. Anonymous
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 My wife said to me,” if you would
 just listen to me when I say you have had enough.” 
That started another Bender. Anonymous 
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We are the 20 20 club. Show up 
20 minutes before and stay 20 minutes after. Anonymous 
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Today, when I go to sleep, my program is reloading. Anonymous 
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She said you don’t go out because 
that fifth turns into a half a gallon. Anonymous
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She said to me, “pause when agitated or doubtful.” Anonymous 
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Step one for me is the easiest one to say 
but it’s the hardest one to do. Anonymous
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 He said “you have to have three things, 
God, the Big Book, and you. Anonymous 
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After six days in rehab I said , “holy s***, I am an alcoholic!” Anonymous
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 I didn’t get to hear what I needed to say
 so that I could do what I had to do. Anonymous
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 You know how is a good football player gets
 hurt and then you become a coach? 
I had no time but I thought I would make a good sponsor. Anonymous 
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The greatest thing that I have learned is that I don’t know s***. Anonymous
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 I thought I might have a problem because everytime 
I drink I blacked out. Anonymous 
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I was on a ventilator in the ventilator broke. 
They told my family that they need you to 
call the priest. Anonymous 
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He said, “judging yourself is playing God.” anonymous
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I got sober on my first day out of prison. Anonymous 
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I’ve been happy joyous and free since I found you folks. Anonymous
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 I died twice but I kept coming back. Anonymous
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 I’m wired together, screws here, 16 here, 
and all over my body. Anonymous 
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The only time I never drank was when I was in jail. Anonymous
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 I hurt my family most of all. Anonymous 
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I did the court thing too, they have that also in Connecticut. Anonymous
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 I have a car, it’s the longest I’ve had a car in years,
of course it has a breathalyzer. Anonymous 
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You can tell an alcoholic but you can’t tell him much. Anonymous 
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I found it by watching and listening to you folks 
I began to understand myself. Anonymous
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 The message is the same in Paducah as
it is in Hawaii, it always works. Anonymous 
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I take the paper through the steps, 
not tell them to work the steps. Anonymous
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 Let me show you how I do these steps, 
and one week I’ll give you a complete overview. Anonymous
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This program is about a spiritual awakening anonymous 
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I was so drunk that I put hand sanitizer in my eyes. Anonymous(fromJapan)
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I’m standing here with eight months. Anonymous
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 I had to do a foxhole prayer. Anonymous 
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How did a lot of taking now I’m learning how to give. anonymous
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 He said, you’re an alcoholic go to Alcoholics Anonymous. 
And I said ,”you’re a Baptist preacher go to hell”. Anonymous 
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If you take one step toward God, 
He will come running to you. Anonymous
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My sponsor said that I had to get a meeting that meets every day and not just once a week . Anonymous 
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I had to control everything because I thought if I let go I would go down the drain, I would drown in my own fears. Anonymous 
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He said” there’s10 billion people in the world and not one of them is thinking about you.” I said to him , “aren’t you thinking about me? He said “no I’m too busy thinking about myself.” Anonymous
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 When I was out there my whole life was based on a lie  anonymous 
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If I need ego inflation I can go to Alcoholics Anonymous,
if I need to ego deflation, I go to ala-non. Anonymous
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

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