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SEPT. 2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS ( WHAT I HEARD)

HEARD SEPT. 2016 AT MEETINGS (NOT WHAT WAS SAID BUT WHAT I HEARD)
 
 
And that’s how it started                    
The history of AA using the Serenity Prayer
Just before Ruth Hock (AA’s 1st secretary) left, a news clipping whose content was to become famous was called to our attention by a New York member, news man Jack. It was an obituary notice from New York paper. Underneath a routine account of the one who had died there appeared these words: “God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
 

Never had we seen so much AA in so few words. While Ruth and I were admiring the prayer, and wondering how to use it, friend Howard walked into the office. Confirming our own ideas, he exclaimed, “We ought to print this on cards and drop one into every piece of mail that goes out of here. I’ll pay for the first printing.” For several years afterward we followed his suggestion, and with amazing speed the Serenity Prayer came into general use and took its place alongside our two other favorites, the Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer of St. Francis.

 

You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know.

   ~~Jerry Garcia

 

I’m really not sure if I can get this thing.
Sponsor: Just keep hanging around. It’ll get you.

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I was just a 14 year old pimple faced kid and
one of the seamen said “here drink this, be a man”. Anonymous
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I came to the next morning and I was mortified.
Went to work the next day and everyone laughed
and said “you were the life of the party. Anonymous
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I was finally one of the gang. Anonymous
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I was be drunk every day for the next 25 years. Anonymous
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They gave me court papers, I never went,
my probation officer was an old classmate. Anonymous
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They told me that my brother-in-law
was going to get to take me to Long Island
so I wouldn’t die in Rhode Island. Anonymous
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We got to Long Island and they had me
washing dishes in a restaurant. I loved it! Anonymous
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They were Nazis AAs but they loved me,
my brother-in-law and my sister. Anonymous
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They told me not to drink today,
I can do it tomorrow. That’s the way
I live, one day at a time. Anonymous
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I asked God to please keep me away
from that box of wine. Anonymous
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At Last I realize there was something to help me.
I turned my will and my life over to the care of
God As I understood him. Anonymous
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Since then it’s been sunshine, lollipop, and rainbows. Anonymous
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This cup of coffee is the most expensive
cup of coffee in the world. I threw everything away for it. Anonymous.
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How many times did I want to quit drinking
and didn’t know that I couldn’t do it on my own. Anonymous
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Sometimes I think I know what Step 11 is all about,
other times I don’t have a clue. Anonymous
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I balk, half measures has availed me nothing Anonymous
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If I keep due diligence stipulate
Step 11 will come to me. Anonymous
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The result is how I feel. Anonymous
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This is Step 11, 12 by 12, constructive imagination. Anonymous
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Today I have a God who doesn’t want me
to have more beer and pork hash. Anonymous
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I get out of self-will and my life becomes seamless. Anonymous
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My sponsor said that the only thing that is
going to repair your mind is mindfulness. Anonymous
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If I wake up and say I’m going to be tired then
I’m going to be tired. If I wake up happy then
I’m going to be happy. Anonymous
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My dad would come home drunk and
put it on my mom and order to avoid
responsibility for his drunkenness. Anonymous
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I look different than him,
I was dark and he was thin and lighter,
and he treated me as if I were illegitimate
blamed my mother for that. Anonymous
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And went back to school today I works spreadsheets,
codes, and I’m the one who says what they get paid
out to the suppliers in the whole Hospital. Anonymous
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I can’t waste my time wondering what
others think about me. Anonymous
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Thanks for your share, I stayed sober the whole time. Anonymous
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The only constant in life is change. Anonymous
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God talks to me through other humans like ourselves. Anonymous
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There are only two things that go down in Life,
Lessons and blessings. Anonymous
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I tell my sponsees to go home and put big letters their sobriety date on their refrigerator. Anonymous
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The get out of jail free card is if something
you can’t handle it comes up you can drink.
That’s your get-out-of-jail-free card. Anonymous
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That hole in my stomach was feeling pretty ok,
but not quite right. Anonymous
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Then I moved to Canada and met her,
she was borderline split personality.
We did the dance of death. Anonymous
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She took my son and I couldn’t find
him for 28 months. Anonymous
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Live recovery to Fit Life into it. Anonymous
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My car was in a snowdrift, and she
had to walk home a mile and a half
in this snow, with a broken shoe. Anonymous
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Not much for a meeting, I judged them all, and left. Anonymous
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I went to my counselor, and she told
me to come back the next day,
and I felt my heart jump, because I
just wanted to know how to control my drinking. Anonymous
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I went to another meeting and someone
said something that really struck me , “it’s okay not to drink.” I was flabbergasted. Anonymous
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In my home it was “Big Boys Don’t Cry”.
I started to cry and this guy came and said,
” I think you might make it.” Anonymous
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This guy came up to me and said
“I don’t think you’re going to make it”
That was thirty two years ago this past January
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Our brains are like a river town you can see the high-water mark.
I was always aware that my brain is that that high water mark. Anonymous
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I drank a fifth of bourbon and when I came to my
tongue feel like the Russian army had walked
across it  the barefooted. Anonymous
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I said I won’t drink until noon and
then I said” it’s in California.” Anonymous
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To control my drinking I used to drink airplane bottles.
The man at the liquor store said why do you drink lik
e that and I got angry and didn’t go back to his store. Anonymous
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I came to realize that we have to do this together. Anonymous
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There were 5 cop cars and I felt so important.
I went to jail for 16 days, me, I’m waiting. Anonymous
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This is a real Miracle, one day I was
drinking, the next day I wasn’t. Anonymous
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Alcohol took me places I didn’t want to go,
doing things that didn’t want to do,
giving me feelings that I couldn’t live with
without another drink. Anonymous
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I had to go to a MAD meeting with a court order to go there. 
There are women whose children have been killed by drunk
drivers and their pictures were on the wall each and every
one of them a thousand. Anonymous
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I looked at my son’s arm and there was a tattoo
and I started to get angry. I said, what is that?
He said it’s your sobriety date it was 22 years ago. Anonymous
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I remember reading somewhere that change is inevitable
but that growth is optional. Anonymous
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I had to find something that I was grateful for
and I realized after reading the morning pape
r that I was grateful that I didn’t have to drive
the wrong way down the freeway. Anonymous
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I’m sitting here sharing in a law school,
I get to see what my teachers saw. Anonymous
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I have never learned anything while talking. Anonymous
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I went to the dances and I wasn’t afraid anymore. Anonymous

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I worked my way up and drank my way out.
End of job. Anonymous 

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My boss told me that every time
I got a paycheck I disappeared.
I had a Moment of clarity when he fired me. Anonymous 

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I came to realize that is 37 I wasn’t going to die. Anonymous
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When I prayed that prayer I had my choice back.
If I drink I lost that choice. Anonymous
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I always had my camera ready because
I thought they were as angry at me as
I was about them. Anonymous
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Fear and faith can’t work together. Anonymous
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I don’t have to take it personal when
people attack me, they attack everyone. Anonymous
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My dad found 15 bottles under the bed.
12 hours after my last drink I was in the emergency room. Anonymous
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After alcohol got me for only drink for another
forty years after that. Anonymous 

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Even though the judges are lazy,
don’t really care, they gave me a lot of chances. Anonymous
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I was always concerned that if the cops stopped my car,
the people with me but have to walk. Anonymous
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My life is so good that I don’t even want to tell you,
so I won’t. Anonymous
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I know you don’t have the answers for me,
but you help me unveil the answers. Anonymous
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My life is about feeling uncomfortable and that
lack of discomfort is what this is all about. Anonymous
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People don’t co-sign my BS today. Anonymous
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If I take a drink I don’t know how many I’ll have,
1 or 50. Anonymous
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I stood at the turning point and you pointed the way. Anonymous
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My disease is a terrible burden on my family,
who has always loved me.
Today my parents are very proud of me. Anonymous
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The judge gave me a get-well card with
the receipt attached to it. Go to meetings. Anonymous
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He said Alcoholics Anonymous is a program
of spiritual principles which we try to follow. Anonymous
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I would start reading those books and about halfway through I would say f*** it, that’s not it. Anonymous
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Wow! That person really f***** up and before the
meeting is over I realized that I’m just like that. Anonymous
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I recognize that I suffer from paralysis
analysis or is it analysis paralysis. Or. Anonymous
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When I drank my god was Give me
Librium or give me Meth. Anonymous
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They said I totaled 25 cars, I’m not sure,
that’s just what’s on the printout. Anonymous
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When I drink I would black out and get in fights
and when I would come to that would usually
be in the emergency room.
I’m a A really small guy. Anonymous
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As my disease progressed I started
losing all my friends. Anonymous
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I decided to do a Geographic to Hawaii
for 11 weeks, that was 13 years ago. Anonymous
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I kept drinking and I kept losing jobs. Anonymous
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The problem was that I really never
did what was suggested. Anonymous
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The last time I went out it was terrible, I
wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Anonymous
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That Higher Power that lives in my
heart is the Greatest One for me. Anonymous
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I was the man with no plan. Anonymous
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The first meeting that I went to they had
me read the promises and I cried all the
way through it. Anonymous
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To me, the purpose of Step 11 is to build
a solid foundation for my life. Anonymous
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I prayed to the table at first, I prayed to the meetings.
I did that for a long while. Anonymous
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When I was out there I was very selfish and
my sponsor showed me how to get in service
and get out of myself. Anonymous
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I sit and I pray to the presence of God. Anonymous
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On the plane they offered us free champagne,
my husband is a normie. Anonymous
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I’m so amazed that I’m sober. My whole family drinks.
My brother is in a motorcycle gang. It’s his trip. Anonymous
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When I go home today from the meeting,
I will say to my husband, “what would you
like to do on our last day here?” Anonymous
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The only Serenity I get is when I’m
not trying to control things. Anonymous
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No matter how far down I go, I’m still sticking around. Anonymous
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There’s always someone sicker than me so I
know that I’ll be around to help them. Anonymous
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Do I really want bum my husband out?
My sponsor said, “don’t be a nag comma nag or a drag. Anonymous
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I would always do the things that made me
feel good rather than to feel good about myself. Anonymous
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I’ve learned from you folks that if I’m
grateful I can be humble. Anonymous
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I found myself homeless and decided to
hang out with the homeless and get drunk every day. Anonymous
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I started having seizures at the age of 26. Anonymous
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I was laying there beat up, blood coming from everywhere.
Then the words came to my mind “I have to do something about this,
I have to do something different.”
Two days later I walked into alcoholics anonymous. Anonymous
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I moved into a house when I was seven days over.
I hadn’t lived in the house for two and a half years. Anonymous
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I’m never going to be a recovered alcoholic,
I have recovered from a seemingly hopeless
State of Mind and Body, I’m never Out of the Woods. Anonymous
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If you read the doctor’s opinion and you identify with it,
you’re screwed man, only we can get it. Anonymous
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I came from a split family, I crossed the tracks a lot. Anonymous
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With that kind of family I became a chameleon. Anonymous
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The next morning I felt like crap but I
couldn’t wait to do it again. Anonymous
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An outreach program took us into the jail
where they screamed at us. Anonymous
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It was probably the most selfless thing I had
ever done in my life, I don’t want to do it again,
but it was amazing. Anonymous
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Most criticism of other people is just
some version of “they are not me.” Anonymous
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I discovered that I needed to read
the book and work the steps,
that’s the program of Alcoholics Anonymous..
Anonymous
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The last eight words of how it works
are your get well card. Anonymous
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My father was getting angry
because he knew what was wrong with me. Anonymous
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I said something smug and my sponsor
told me to go home A.A.doesn’t need me. Anonymous
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I get my Philosophy from bumper stickers
and refrigerator magnets. Anonymous
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I had a rough day today,
I had my own pity-party. Anonymous
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When I was young I used to sit in the
back of the room and take everyone’s inventor
y. Truth was that I was listening. Anonymous
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When I got here I had to push the reset button
on my spiritual life. Anonymous
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When my friends and I went out drinking
we always got obliterated. Anonymous
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When I got sober I went hiking and
had this realization that I can do things
besides drinking. Anonymous
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I didn’t know people because I went to
a different meeting every day. Anonymous
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I was using cardboard boxes with sheets
over them for my bed. Anonymous
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When I grew up there was always dishes
in the sink, never made the bed and I ended up
sleeping in a car, which was never washed
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My boss said that I was a f****** alcoholic
and I wasn’t going to make it to 40. Anonymous
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I walked into a meeting turned around and walked
right back out and on the way home I realized I was an Alcoholic.
Anonymous
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No one asked me where I was or why I
quit drinking and right from the get-go
I found that I had new friends and fellowship. Anonymous
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I love that one day at a time,
it is really work for me. Anonymous
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Today I get out of bed on holidays to go
to a meeting. Anonymous
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I come to the 12 Coconuts and that’s because
I can hear people in the fellowship from all
over the world. Anonymous
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My target, my husband now, said let go and let God.” Anonymous
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He, my target abdmy husband and I,
look at everything as God’s job. Anonymous
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Tomorrow I will have one year and I was
surprised when I was asked to lead the meeting today.
I’ve been in a total depression for the last 10 days
and so maybe that’s why I’m supposed to share. Anonymous
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My dad kidnapped me and took me to Argentina.
My dad ended up spending time in jail so naturally
I’ve got Daddy Issues. Anonymous
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Going up in California I feel so different,
I couldn’t get Hawaii out of my system. Anonymous
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I would invite my friends over to drink with
me but when they got there I had drank it
all before they got there. I’m not that nice. Anonymous
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I’m in Academia now and I’ve never said it’s over before.
I also teach yoga. Anonymous
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It’s not the fellowship that keeps me sober,
it’s my Higher Power working through the fellowship. Anonymous
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I was born in a Beach town and ended up
living and smell A. Anonymous
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The good thing about the program is that
you get in touch with your feelings.
The bad thing is you get in touch
with your feelings. Anonymous.
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My sponsor calls me P.A.M. because I’m a
picker and a moaner. Anonymous
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Thanks for sharing when I grow up I
want to be just like you. Anonymous
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It’s so good to be well. Anonymous
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I don’t need to change someone else’s attitude
or opinion about something,
just take care of my own. Anonymous
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 My problem is that I always worry that
someone else won’t be doing something right.
Not that I have cntrol issues.Anonymous
I try to mind my own business and now,
it’s not my circus, not my monkey. Anonymous
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We all share a Higher Power whatever
you want to call that. Anonymous
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Sometimes when I try to help a friend I have to
look at myself and wonder if I’m trying to help this
person or control this person. Anonymous
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I sat on this boat and made up the person
that he wanted me to be. Anonymous
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I did this with him for the next 24 years. Anonymous
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He ignored my behavior and I ignored his. Anonymous
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She told me that money is my servant,
not a master. Anonymous
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It is so much better to have time then to not have it.Anonymous
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It was pure shoulder shrug cool. anonymous
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My sponsor said that I needed to marry my
Higher Power before I married a man. Anonymous
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I am grateful to know this is a spiritual program and not a religion. 
When I got here, these are the words that saved my life.
   ~~contributed by a recovering lady raised in church (anonymous)
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Being self-centered doesn’t mean I
think less of me or more of me, I just think only of me.anon
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I’m a Dopey drunk. Anonymous
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I would pick a fight with people who had religion,
I would go to looking for them. Anonymous
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I’m a little nervous because I have to tell you
people a little bit about me and I don’t like that. Anonymous
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Please help me to not seek approval from other people,
but from myself. Anonymous
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In case you can’t tell by the hands, I’m Italian and Catholic. Anonymous
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I can’t hide anything from people , I’m totally transparent. Anonymous
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I was the little punk Suburban kid who couldn’t fit in anywhere. Anonymous
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At fourteen I drank and I blacked out, over and over and over again. Anonymous
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The women grabbed me and told me it’s going to be ok. Anonymous
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I want you to tell me what your God is going to be like ,
is your god love ,has he got principles,
whatever you want.your dad to be your God the best that can be. Anonymous
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I have a lot of fears and if I think you don’t like me,
I I close it down. Anonymous
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I know exactly why I have to make amends to people,
because I was tmean to people,
I don’t want to be but I am. Anonymous
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Sometimes I don’t give you much so love,
at least I know you like me. Anonymous
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Welcome everyone, and welcome to anyone
who is in pain tonight. Anonymous
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I get to have these problems today. Anonymous
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I don’t always take everything home from the meeting
but I do take what I need. Anonymous
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There are only three ways to get sober,
locked up, covered it up or sobered up. Anonymous
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I walked right into treatment, there were 13 guys
and 1 girl and they all spoke my mind. Anonymous
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I got so uncomfortable and the only thing
I did right was hit the bed so sober at night. Anonymous
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 I told my sponsor that the only reason I
was at her house was that I was afraid I would get drunk. Anonymous
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She was really very loving and tolerant of me. Anonymous
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My sponsor had to tell me that I wasn’t my past. Anonymous
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I told my sponsor I was going to go to online dating.
She said “we don’t do that stuff no more”. Anonymous
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My dad was a pedophile and abused my sister for years. Anonymous
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When I hang out with people that were really happy
I would get so angry. I was really always pissed off. Anonymous
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I kept doing what I thought I was supposed to
do but you only got me angrier. Anonymous
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I moved in with sticks over people and I continue
doing all the things I said I wouldn’t do. Anonymous
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I grew up believing I didn’t have to deal with
my feelings as long as I look good on the outside. Anonymous
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I was outside the addiction area of Waikiki
and found myself in the A.A. bubble. Anonymous
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I made the conscious decision to not miss
the rite of passage of 21 and went back out again. Anonymous
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I was out for 10 years and then when I came
back I had two kids by then. anonymous
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It had gotten to where happy hour was at noon by then. Anonymous
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The Honolulu police  came and got me inSeattle
and brought me back and they had two aisles
blocked on the plane blocked off just for me.
I had 6 hours to think about what I was going
to do with my life, that was a year-and-a-half ago. Anonymous
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I know I can drink a glass of wine with my parents
but when I go home I can guarantee you I will go
for 2 bottles or more. Anonymous
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Life has its terrors but I don’t have to drink
about it. Anonymous
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I know that picking up a drink is not going to help
so I pick up the phone and call my sponsor. Anonymous
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Today I don’t have to be superficial or shallow anymore. Anonymous
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My relapse happened long before it happened. Anonymous
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He said the the good thing about you is
that you show up looking normal. Anonymous
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He said do not let your thoughts intrude
on reality. Anonymous
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They call it the B.U.T. syndrome
building up to drinking. Anonymous
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I heard this song with Brad Paisley and
Alison Krauss and in it he sang “I put
the bottle to my head and pulled the trigger.
The song was Whiskey Lullaby. Anonymous
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbN_nmxAGk
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I’m just a person who didn’t play well in the sandbox. Anonymous
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If you learn from your mistakes then it’s not a mistake. Anonymous
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And I screamed aloud, oh my God,
I’m not bad, I’m an alcoholic. Anonymous
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I’m a hospital drunk when I get drunk I end up
in the hospital. Anonymous
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I went to the mainland and got myself a
$15,000 big book and on their way back to
Hawaii I got drunk. Anonymous
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I come to meetings together nugget, just one little nugget. Anonymous
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I was on the board this ship for 27 years
and I never got drunk on board, ever. Anonymous
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In Cubic Bay gin was just $0.70 for a large bottle.
It was cheaper than the fluid we were supposed
to use for the barbeque. We just tossed to gin on the fire. Anonymous
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Just like the Exorcist if I drink, the disease owns me. Anonymous
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God and I broke up before I came into the rooms. Anonymous
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I told the doctor. that I wanted to unzip
of this coat of a body and step out of it. Anonymous
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When I got here it  was a hell of a lot better
than that TV I sat in front of all day. Anonymous
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I say that I’m an alcoholic and I say that to
remind myself that I’m vulnerable. Anonymous
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I know I was an alcoholic but I tried to
convince myself otherwise. Anonymous
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I was able to graduate Law School in my
first two years of sobriety. Anonymous
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Step2 has three parts, restored to sanity,
What I was trying to do, is to quit on my own,
it was insane. Anonymous
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That power greater than ourselves kept me out
of the rooms for 2 years. I discovered that the hoop
is bigger than I thought it was. Anonymous
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I came to believe step two is really the connection to step 3.
Believing it can restore me to sanity and not going down that path is insane. Anonymous
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After 25 years, I’m a work in progress,
which doesn’t mean I’m cured. Anonymous al
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I grew up in the house where the rent wasn’t paid,
no electricity, no phone and they said TV wasn’t good for me. Anonymous

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I would blame myself for other people’s problems. Anonymous

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 I decided I would stay sober until I was 60,
I was 40 at the time, I’m now 65. Anonymous

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 And he said that if I was planning to drink I might
take it a week early.That got my attention! Anonymous

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 I remember the hangovers, I remember what it was like,
I have to come here to be reminded though. Anonymous

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 I’m powerless over alcohol and I can’t
control the starting period. Anonymous
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My brother passed away from this disease
and I hated God for that. Anonymous

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 I used to tear up religious pamphlets,
and I was always in a rage. Anonymous

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 I said my higher power was General Electric. Anonymous

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 Alcoholics Anonymous is the best high I have ever had. Anonymous

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This program is Broad, roomy, and all
inclusive for the suffering Alcoholic. Anonymous

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The first time I came I didn’t want to let
go of my control issues, I never got a
power greater than my understanding. Anonymous
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I was exposed and that was when I was
able to let go and let God into my life. Anonymous
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 When I think of step 3 it is a Power that I can’t understand. Anonymous
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My source or my channel to my Higher Power
through my sponsor. Anonymous
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In order to get this thing you have to give it up. Anonymous
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What I got from the meeting today was that
He is greater than me. Anonymous
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I’m not picking on anyone I just think
I’m the greatest thing that ever lived. Anonymous
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Crazy is crazy but it’s overrated. Anonymous
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When I got here I thought I should have a
Rolls-Royce and Diamond cuffs. Anonymous
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I gave up everything for alcohol,
the Village People were in my head Anonymous
I was the Castle mental Hospital, and every morning
they would shoot crap in my arms and I walked
around like mummy all day. Anonymous
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A sick mind cannot heal sick mind
I have to go to step 3. Anonymous
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Some people call me the mouth Almighty. Anonymous
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I kept begging God not to take my child but
then all of a sudden I started asking Him for
the will to accept His will. Anonymous
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Today the Village People aren’t up here singing in my head,
and the choir has quietened  down quite a bit. Anonymous
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I come to these meetings to see the works of God. Anonymous
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The trick is to care about everyone
without caring what they think.ANONYMOUS
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I went to court and the judge let me off,
he wasn’t that kind of a judge.
That was my Higher Power working in my life. Anonymous
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The promises tell me that I’m going
to have a new attitude about myself. Anonymous
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This might not look like the place but
this is where the miracle takes place. Anonymous
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Save the drama for your mama. Anonymous
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The ninth step to me is to make amends into
anyone who makes me uncomfortable due to
my past Behavior. Ala-non
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I found that DETACH was a good acronym for
don’t even think about changing him / her. Ala-non
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Today in an uncomfortable situation I can say
there’s something I have to do and leave. Ala-non
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A smart person knows what to say,
in a wise person knows when to say it. Ala-non
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My sponsor gave me three good example to follow one,
does it need to be said, two, does IT need to be said now ,
and three, does it need to be said by me. Ala-non
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Before you ask, you have to check your motive. Ala-nnon
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I came to in jail, I had heard I had injured five people,
and I didn’t give a damn. Anonymous

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When I travel it’s easier to find a bar,
but it’s not as easy to find a meeting
but I always do. Anonymous
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By the time I got to the 11th step I was
a believer. Anonymous
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It says prayer and meditation but I
thought it said prayer or meditation. Anonymous
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Meditation gives me that extra shift to start today.
So I start my day with prayer and meditation. Anonymous
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I found that if I can stop and pray in the afternoon, if
I take that time to do my 11th step then it makes
my day go easier. I’m on my way. Anonymous
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I totaled 9 cars when I was out there,
not bad for a drunk and a woman. Anonymous
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Prayers go up and blessings come down. Anonymous
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Here here we talked about the high price of the low life. Anonymous
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You guys brainwashed me, I had a dirty mind. Anonymous
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Everyday when I jump out of bed, the first thing I do,
is get up and acknowledge how many days do I have
in my sobriety. I’ve done it now for over 12 years. Anonymous
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I have a friend who can’t quit drinking ,
she may drink herself to death
, but at least I’ll be there. Anonymous
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I knew I was an alcoholic,
once you know, you cannot not know. Anonymous
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I eventually became a garbage bucket for
alcohol,anything Anonymous
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I worked all night and I was always there at 6 a.m.
at the package store when it opened to get my liquor
for the day I would, I would pass out, go back to work
the same thing over and over. Anonymous
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Hell, I got a DUI on my moped. Anonymous
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On my moped I was okay till I came to a stop,
then I would fall over. Anonymous
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We have coffee pots sobriety. Anonymous
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I found that they’re not problems if I don’t call them problems. Anonymous
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I never thought that as an alcoholic
I could say that I was now free. Anonymous

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 I had to figure out how to say enough already,
I can’t control everything. Anonymous
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I went to my first meeting it was called ‘Sick and Twisted’
.I listened to them and thought “what’s wrong with these people,
I’m not like that.” Anonymous
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Actually, I was the craziest one of my family. Anonymous
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I was in and out of prison up until I was twenty-eight.
None of The Other Women wanted anything to do with me,
I was kicked out of prison. Anonymous
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I went to the state hospital and I was like an angel there,
they knocked me out every day. Anonymous
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Today I know that I don’t want to go back to
being the person I used to be. Anonymous
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When I’m wrapped up in myself I’m on
board for the whole day all the way. Anonymous
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I was sitting my diapers, I had to get out of
there because it gets wet and cold with diapers on. Anonymous
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She told me that I needed to look at
what’s going on inside of me, not outside. Anonymous
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I’ve learned that I can poke the cake too much and ruin it. Anonymous
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I’ve get to remove blame from my vocabulary. Anonymous
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On the back of my coin it says “to thine own self be true.”
It took me years to get that. Anonymous
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She told me “it’s your choice and that surrender can be the defeat,
but also  surrender can also mean crossing over to The Winning Side.” Anonymous
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My family is a mixture of The Shining,
The Exorcist, and a lot of stuff like that. Anonymous
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I was raised with a higher power of my
grandmother’s understanding. Anonymous
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My uncle said if I was lucky I would be able
to get out of that house. Anonymous
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Little by little my grandmother is really starting to lose it,
and she would be coming more fanatical every day. Anonymous
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In school I got involved with alcohol and I was the
one who always took it above and beyond. Anonymous

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I was at a bridal party last night,
and no one had ever wanted me in my other life. Anonymous
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I’m a quitter, I’m really good at quitting and doing Geographics.
Today I don’t have to follow through. I can stay in one place. Anonymous
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The victim story comes up a lot for me,
my mother always off dating someone,
my father never there, I can play the part well. Anonymous
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At this point I know the effects stuffing things,
closing down and not calling people to help me through things. Anonymous
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Today I get to call someone,
share my feelings and not close down. Anonymous
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I’ve never had anyone that’s close to me,
except for my grandmother, who raised me. Anonymous
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If I’m not giving back, I find myself becoming selfish. Anonymous
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I have changed sponsors several times,
I love the one I have now. She has helped me
through several rough situations, especially when
I get hormonal. Anonymous
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Having faith that someone greater than
myself can help me is a great challenge. Anonymous
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I’ve had to let go of not being perfect. Anonymous
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I can’t think that because I’ve got two years sober I can fix this,
so not true. Anonymous
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I am so grateful that I was able to surrender to this program. Anonymous
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There’s going to be a good cards and bad cards,
it’s the card I choose. Anonymous
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She said “what’s the common denominator?”
and I said,rather smugly I don’t do math and
she took me to the dictionary. Anonymous
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 I had blacked out the night before in a restaurant
and the next day I went back and the staff gasped
when they saw me. Anonymous
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I got here by popular demand. Anonymous
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My spiritual experience is the of educational variety
so I keep coming back, learning. Anonymous
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The drinking was so bad that when I started to go
into a bar they would shout at me
“you’re not coming back in here”.
And I thought I was such a lady. Anonymous
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Today is hard to see the differences in me,
but other people can. Anonymous
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AA, it’s sort of like an electric vehicle ,
you have to get it recharged every day, just plug in . Anonymous
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Up until I was eleven all my parents would say
was don’t drink and do drugs. I did and wondered
why they said not to. Anonymous
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Once I started drinking I couldn’t stop, and
I blacked out a lot. Anonymous
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I found that I couldn’t live without alcohol,
I had an empty spot and it needed to be filled. Anonymous
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I wondered what it would be like to have a child
and I knew I would never drink again if I did.
I had that child and I couldn’t stop drinking. Anonymous
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I went out one night crashed my car got arrested,
and lost custody of my child. Anonymous
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I blamed for my parents, I called my mom and
blamed her and told her that I wanted her to come
and get me out and she refused saying the only way
she would get me out was if I went to rehab. Anonymous
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It took me a year to get off of alcohol for good. Anonymous
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I say God because I’m too lazy to say the word spiritual. Anonymous
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I got a job, got a better job, got custody of my child,
and put him in the same private school that I went to. Anonymous
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Once my husband, got home, I stopped going to
meetings and my life turned to hell. Anonymous
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I was willing to go to meetings if I had the time.
I eventually went out and lost it all, I know my second son also. Anonymous
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I’m lazy, I don’t want to do this steps, I know they work
but I’m so damn lazy. Anonymous
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My sobriety date is July 24th 1976 and it’s a good
deal for me, a good deal for the police, the hospitals,
my family. Anonymous
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When I drove I was crazy and didn’t care about your life. Anonymous
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I have a body that can’t process alcohol and
a mind that can’t process reality. Anonymous
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I can tell you that I’m not going to take another drink
but I’d have no control over that. Anonymous
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The last time I got arrested it was by 5 cops and I got a break.
I’ve always had an angel around me. Anonymous
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Bill Honeycutt gave me a rock and I asked him
what it was for and he said it was a god Rock.
He said if you need to take a drink put that in
your mouth and let it desolve first,
then you can take that drink. Anonymous
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My second son died as a result of the agent orange
I got when I was in Vietnam. Anonymous
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You bury your child and it changes your life. Anonymous
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I was asked to speak in Paris and my wife and I flew there
 and I was then asked to speak in Edinburgh Scotland. 
That’s a long way from the LA County Jail. Anonymous 
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My wife says that where God is needed God is there. Anonymous
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 I asked Sandy Beach how he was able to forgive 
the guy who killed his daughter and he said it was very simple,
 “I want to be more like God and less like me.” Anonymous
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 I traded my soul for alcohol. Anonymous
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 I was able to come to terms with the fact 
that the s*** that my ego was telling me 
was not me. Anonymous 
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My sponsor had me write on my mirror, 
“you are wrong”. 
When I get up in my mind takes off in the
 morning I look at the mirror and it tells me 
“you are wrong.” Anonymous
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I didn’t drink everyday but when I did drink
I got really drunk and pissed off everybody. Anonymous
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After a few minutes I got a lot of pressure from
some of my friends and I said screw it.
I walked him 6 miles in the snow,barefooted Anonymous
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I saw how three months had built up my life
and how in three hours I had desecrated it. Anonymous
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My sponsor had me do that deal down with her
and do the third step prayer. Later, as I went
through the day I felt this huge weight lifted off of me. Anonymous
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Step Zero is “this s***’s gotta to stop”, “this s***’s gotta stop”… Anonymous
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At one point my rock-solid intellect melted
and softened my heart. Anonymous
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I sounded as if I were all in but I was
running in the other direction. Anonymous
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I parkedmy car on the railroad tracks praying
for a train to come run me over. Anonymous

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I’m here looking for light switch faith.Anonymous
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The disease is so strong that I found comfort there. Anonymous/;/;;
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Now that I have found myself in the rooms
I have become more empathetic, caring and loving. Anonymous
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I didn’t remember what I said while I was drinking
and today and know what I’ve said. Anonymous
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Today I get to be a role model to my kids. I hurt them a lot.
Today I realize I inflicted a lot of pain on them. Anonymous
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I don’t want my kids to walk the past I walked. Anonymous
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In drug court the judge had asked my young daughter
how you liked my AA meetings and she said
” I want to be just like them.”Anonymous
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It’s really weird I just I had to surrender to win. Anonymous
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I said to the guys, I can never pay you back, and they said,
“just stay sober, that’s pay back.” Anonymous
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Life has its problems but I get to see them with a clear head. Anonymous
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If you’re not shooting at me I’m okay. Anonymous
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I still suffer from being terminally unique. Anonymous
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The beauty of this program is that I don’t have to be my mother. Alanon
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I haven’t made my bed in a week and I’m proud of that.
At one time I had to make my bed up all the time. Alanon
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I am taking a long trip and  fear comes up but I
 know I’m healthy enough to do it. Alanon 
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\Before I was supposed to do everything so I learned 
\how to say I don’t know. I continue that throughout my whole life. Alanon 
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I found my enabling skills very young. Alanon 
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My husband became the third child in my family. Alanon
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I found if I don’t know what to say, I don’t say anything. Alanon
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

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