From the BlogMeet Ron


Eye Opener (1950)
No man ever lived without a God of some kind. If it was not the God of Abraham or of the Christian conception, it was the sun, or Nature, or thunder or mythical gods. It was golden images or idols of wood, and to some it was money or position or fame. We all had a God even if it was no more than a bottle.
No man, however brave, would have the temerity to face the forces of Nature and a hostile world unless he had recourse to something beyond his own puny strength.
Every time I hear an atheist sounding off, I always think of the days when I denied the fact that I was an alcoholic, knowing, deep down inside, that I was kidding myself.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“‘Stunned by sinfulness’ – that’s the human condition. Definition
of sinfulness: any state, condition, action, word, reaction that
goes contrary to what is true and good and noble.
Human beings are overwhelmed by everything that is bad for them.
Now, I’m talking about individual human beings. We don’t talk about
masses here, as far as deliverance is concerned, because the masses
are not going to make it. Even you as a spouse, as a friend, as a
success, as a respected human being are not going to make it. Only
you as a man or a woman who made a decision to find the higher, only
that person is going to succeed in the spiritual race, endeavor.”
from a talk given 1/11/1989


January 29,2017
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends—this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.
To know that each newcomer with whom I share has the opportunity to experience the relief that I have found in this Fellowship fills me with joy and gratitude. I feel that all the things described in A.A. will come to pass for them, as they have for me, if they seize the opportunity and embrace the program fully.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


A man has made at least a start on discovering
 the meaning of human life when he plants shade
 trees under which he knows full well he will never see
grow to fruitition.
Elton Trueblood
 We are to be fed and supplied and every need. 
The science of Mind page 496 

 I came here and you guys cared more for me than I care for myself.
“I remove the other person’s dignity if I try to make
 their decisions for them”
ODAT pg 200

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go;
 they merely determine where you start.



I cannot stop asking. 
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.



Lesson 29
God is in everything I see.
The idea for today explains why you can see all purpose in everything. It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. And it explains why nothing you see means anything. In fact, it explains every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well. Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision.
You will probably find this idea very difficult to grasp at this point. You may find it silly, irreverent, senseless, funny and even objectionable. Certainly God is not in a table, for example, as you see it. Yet we emphasized yesterday that a table shares the purpose of the universe. And what shares the purpose of the universe shares the purpose of its Creator.
To continue please click on site below.I will be doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.

Buffeted by gusts of chance or drenched by rains of misfortune, 
I nevertheless direct my mind to look always toward Thee.
  Paramahansa Yogananda
While the Rose blows along the River Brink,
With old Khayyam the Ruby Vintage drink:
And when the Angel with his darker Draught
Draws up to Thee—take that, and do not shrink.
Ron Richey
545Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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