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NOV/2016 HEARD AT MEETING

NOV/2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

Another trip around the Sun Sober on Thanksgiving Day… 25 NOV 2016

Happy Sober Thanksgiving from Shenyang; China everyone.
 
36 years ago today; it had snowed 7 inches in Western Kentucky the cold wind blew across and off the Ohio River from the Southern Illinois plains. 
 
This Alkie was one “sick puppy”. 
I was less than 30 days Sober for the second time in AA; alone; scared; defeated; broke; wet; cold and hopeless.
 
Sitting in the Farmer’s Market Cafeteria in Paducah, Kentucky USA eating a $3.50 Thanksgiving tray lunch; I felt so lucky to have enough money to pay for the lunch.
 
I was 34 years old. My life was over. 
 
I was a full-blown Alkie; washed up professional; derelict husband; run-away father of two boys; hiding out from creditors all alone in strange city; trying to stay off “the juice” one minute at a time and “shake it out” another 24 hours…. until 7 PM when the AA hall opened up with free hot coffee; stale donuts and a bummed cigarettes. 
 
That was Thanksgiving Day 1981; the loneliest day of my life. 
 
I hope I never forget the way I felt on that Thanksgiving Day. I couldn’t get drunk and I couldn’t get Sober…… I was at the “jumping off place”.
 
I didn’t drink that day..I didn’t jump off the bridge into the cold; black Ohio River….instead I walked in the wet; snowy slush and prayed for God’s help and forgiveness. 
 
Somehow; I made it to 4th and Elizabeth Street in Paducah that Thanksgiving night around 6:30 PM and got those bummed cigarettes; coffee and stale donuts…..but I also was given HOPE by Guys and Gals like you…..who came out on Thanksgiving night to help a lost man; 34 years old whose life had been destroyed by “booze”. 
 
Most holidays I spend with old drunks like me. We talk about AA and the miracle that God performed on people like me; through drunks like you. 
 
We talk about God’s love and providence…… God supplies all our needs today.
 
My Thanksgiving prayer goes something like today:
 
Thank You God for AA. Thank You God for that first Sober $3.50 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Farmer’s Market so many years ago.  
 
Thank You God for who ever it was that night at the AA Hall; in Paducah, Kentucky who opened up; made coffee; put out the donuts and shared a cigarette with this down-trodden; lonely drunk.
 
Thank You God for AA’s around the world who care and have cared so much for me and other loners over the years.
 
Thank You God for the AA 12 Steps and the “Gift of Sobriety”.
 
Thank you God for the “Forgiveness of my sins and my continued shortcomings”.
 
Thank You God for Step 9 and the gift of restitution.
 
Thank You God that others have forgiven me because I have stayed Sober and lived the 12 Steps as best I can. 
 
Thank You God that I have been forgiven of my past by most people I harmed. 
 
God for those who could not forgive me… I ask You to bless them today.
 
I am not perfect Lord… But I do love You God and I love AA. 
 
Bless AA. Bless all those who are lonely today….. Keep them from suicide like you kept me so many years ago….on that lonely Thanksgiving Day so long ago.
Thank You God for my Sobriety.
Rod M. AA Loner Sponsor in Shenyang; Liaoning, P.R. Of China
tubarod@gmail.com
Rod Miller

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Then I liked to steal, shoplift, and embezzle. Anonymous
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Today I can see God’s handiwork in my life. Anonymous
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I used to say make friends with the voices in my heads,
unless it tells you to kill a cop or something like that. Anonymous
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I looked in the mirror and said to myself and thought”well I’ve
got muscles and tracks on my arms”. Anonymous
=====================================
I’ve always been a shortcut kind of guy and finally
I said screw it, I’m going to work the steps with
my sponsor. Anonymous
=====================================
Whatever God  I pick I have to trust. Anonymous
=====================================
Going to meetings has given me special kind of
social practice. Anonymous
=====================================
I have a daughter who’s a hairdresser, I never have to go gray. Anonymous
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When I was 16 I was hanging out with Winos and was to discover later that I was one of them. Anonymous
=====================================
As they say no pain, no gain. Anonymous
=====================================
My family drank for the good times, bad times,
anytime was OK, Mom died at 41. Anonymous
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She wouldn’t get off the phone, now,
finally I have my sister back. Anonymous
=====================================
When I look back on my life I saw that I had
left a lot of people bruised and broken. Anonymous
=====================================
I was a master at Reinventing myself. Anonymous
=====================================
I flunked out of college five times, now I teach at a College. Anonymous
=====================================
I had grown up in a town of only 450 people.
So when I grew up my husband wanted to be
more sociable so I quit Boone’s Farm and I
more sophisticated in discussing the Vintage. Anonymous
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I would  try all day not to drink just for that day
and then I would start at 10 a.m. . Anonymous
=====================================
I’ve got to let you know who I am. Anonymous
=====================================
I would say over and over in meetings that’s a
coincidence time and again as someone said
maybe it’s not a coincidence. Anonymous
=====================================
The inside of me and it is now completely different. Anonymous
=====================================
That sister of mine that brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous
went out and four years later she was dead. Anonymous
=====================================
No matter how rough it gets in AA there it gets better. Anonymous
=====================================
When I was out there I was constantly chasing
happiness and only found misery. Anonymous
=====================================
Even in my teens I was always trying to escape
who I thought I was. Anonymous
=====================================
I thought I was an alien who had gotten dropped off on this planet. Anonymous
=====================================
I thought that the problems I had just weren’t that big of a deal. Anonymous
=====================================
When I had to look back on my relationship with alcohol,
it was definitely a relationship, I had found that I had to change
people places and things. Anonymous
=====================================
When I started drinking the disease wasn’t that strong,
but I fed it, and pampered it. Anonymous
=====================================
In my first year have a drinking I had
my first blackout, my first arrest,
and my first DUI. Anonymous
=====================================
I could accept that I made mistakes, I could accept that I was a bad person, and I could accept that I hated the way I thought. Anonymous
=====================================
The pain of my thinking got worse and worse.
My friends couldn’t believe that I was an Alcoholic.
Anonymous
=====================================
No matter what I thought at the end of the night,
I knew I could drink one more day. Anonymous
=====================================
I couldn’t stop drinking and someone said
just don’t die today. Anonymous
=====================================
I really thought I could handle anything,
but in the end, alcohol was my master. Anonymous
=====================================
This was the last house on the Block and I’m so
grateful that it wasn’t in the middle of the block. Anonymous
=====================================
When I came to the First mtg. people were happy and Counting off their days and I wanted to smack them in the face. Anonymous
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I went into a recovery program that wasn’t about Alcoholics Anonymous but they invited alcoholics too come and tell their stories. I was and am very grateful for that. Anonymous
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The only thing that I have done since I came to Alcoholics Anonymous is to work with a sponsor do the steps and have faith. Anonymous
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I was raised in a part of Germany that 
doesn’t exist anymore. Religion was strictly forbidden. Anonymous
=====================================
I’m an alcoholic and there’s nothing I can do about it
except work the steps, to the very best of my ability,
talk to my sponsor, and work with others. Anonymous
=====================================
I’ve had 3 sponsee go out in the last year and I know
they listened to their disease. Anonymous
=====================================
For me getting this too much going is like getting two years. Anonymous
=====================================
When I started drinking again and I lost control
have my mouth and my actions. Anonymous
=====================================
When I started drinking again it was” katie-bar-the-door.” Anonymous
=====================================
When I came to the fellowship hall I wanted to do
was learn how to control my drinking. Anonymous
=====================================
Trying to control my drinking became the problem. Anonymous
=====================================
I had different liquor stores so they wouldn’t know how much I drank. Anonymous
=====================================
I’m really good at isolating so I got a sponsor and
he started to talk to me. Anonymous
=====================================
I was taught as a child to look down on people who had a religion. Anonymous
=====================================
I have found that the group is the most important part of AA. Anonymous
=====================================
In Los Angeles they had a Croatian at a meeting that
didn’t speak the language, and someone called New York
and in two days there was a big book in Croatian. Anonymous
=====================================
If everyone says it’s not good it’s probably not good. Anonymous
=====================================
My parents are 100% Indian, the dot and not the feather. Anonymous
=====================================
At my sisters wedding my mother was giving me the stink-eye,
I didn’t care I took another drink. Anonymous
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I hope I’ve learned something about myself. Anonymous
=====================================
After celebrating my anniversary several times
by going back out my sponsor told me that I
was one of those guys that shouldn’t have
an anniversary. Anonymous
=====================================
I quit going to meetings and thought I was cured,
then I had a drink drink, then the next day two
and then I was off and running until the wheels fell off. Anonymous
=====================================
I knew these guys, they had a real understanding of God,
especially when they were drunk. Anonymous
=====================================
I didn’t have willingngness this I was willing- less. Anonymous 

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I came to the 12 coconuts looking for a speaker,
 not to be the speaker. Anonymous
=====================================
I was a bartender and I drove the customers
out because I wasn’t drinking. Anonymous
=====================================
I did a step study in a lot of stuff came out that was
very yucky. I’m honest. Anonymous
=====================================
My plan was to graduate from AA and go back out there.
I was out there for seven painful years. Anonymous
=====================================
I can’t survive without this program, I don’t know about
you but for me it’s a daily thing. Anonymous
=====================================
I love you silver crowned – Warriors over there. Anonymous
=====================================
Bundle up buttercup it’s going to be a great ride. Anonymous
=====================================
The latest description of my problem is that
I have an alcoholic use disorderly. Anonymous
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I remember the shame I felt being in his cell block. Anonymous
=====================================
My kids wouldn’t say anything to me and I felt a great shame. Anonymous
=====================================
I didn’t pick up a drink until I was 17 and then it
was because I wanted to be a part of. Anonymous
=====================================
In retrospect I see that my behavior began long before
I picked up that first drink. Anonymous
=====================================
I was beginning to see the chaos that I was putting
in their lives and mine. Anonymous
=====================================
I blamed everything on someone or something else. Anonymous
=====================================
I knew in that moment that my children were ashamed of me. Anonymous
=====================================
I went to the police station to turn myself in and the
officer looked at me as if I were crazy. He said “upstairs”. Anonymous
=====================================
The night before I had been in bed looking through
the bedroom door through the living room with a
pair of binoculars looking for cops. I was paranoid. Anonymous
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I felt like a blind man in a dark room
looking for a black cat that wasn’t there. Anonymous
================================
Doing time for me was not a problem
because I had done a lot of time. Anonymous
================================
I had an image that I had to live down to. Anonymous
================================
I asked him to be my sponsor and he said
“I don’t know much about sponsor but I can be your friend”
Then he said,”some days I pitch and sometimes I throw.” Anonymous
================================
He gave me sack and it was full of Playboy’s.
I said,” what’s this for”
and he said, that’s going to be your only
relationship for the next year. Anonymous
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 I need to be around people who will hold me accountable. Anonymous
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 If anybody sat at one of my tables at the bar,
I thoroughly went through pockets and socks
and everything, the socks sometimes stink. Anonymous I
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If there have been two more Indians we could have
gotten together and talk about burning wagons. Anonymous
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Sobriety is evidence of change. Anonymous
================================
It is no longer considered a fart when it’s running down your leg. Anonymous
================================
I got food poisoning and I puked over the toilet,
it was a good experience and I hadn’t puked in a long time.
It felt good. I didn’t have a hangover. Anonymous
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I wanted to commit suicide without dying. Anonymous
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I came to the program because the judge said ”
you do something about your drinking or we’re
going to do something about you”. Anonymous
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I always manage to stay here because I did
a lot of things when I was out there. Anonymous
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A man stood up and said,
” I have 35 years of sobriety”, and I said, “why?”
Anonymous

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He said don’t tease your disease. Anonymous
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I found that I had lost my right to a
chemical State of Mind. Anonymous
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Halfway through the bottle I would think that
that would solve all my problems. Anonymous
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Everything was so good that I started drinking again. Anonymous 
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I couldn’t believe the life I got when I got sober. Anonymous 
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My God is a good God. After the way I treated everyone,
I know I have love from a very loving and forgiving God. Anonymous
================================
My sponsor told me that the only step I could do
besides the first was 11th step. Anonymous
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God was a concept by which I measured my pain. Anonymous
================================
Cisco’s was a bar where if you got lucky you went home alone.
Anonymous
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They told me I needed to do three things,
go to meetings, don’t drink, and get a job. Anonymous
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Alcoholics Anonymous made an old man out of me.
I have 48 years. Anonymous
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I was attracted to women with refrigerators. Anonymous
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I felt like a racehorse when they put the leis on on me. Anonymous
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So I walked into the bar and everyone said”Oh no, it’s so and so. Anonymous
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I was in an ou of Prison t for 11 years. I was a researcher.
I would call and say say someone else out. Anonymous
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A bunch of guys were there and I said
“why don’t you guys go out and get drunk
you’re going to die anyway”. Anonymous
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I said when is it going to be my turn to get
all this good stuff, I have been to three meetings. Anonymous
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I said to myself one day I was sick and tired
of being sick and tired! Oh my God! I’m one of them now. Anonymous
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She said every time you get a new year ago back to the basics. Anonymous
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Alcoholics Anonymous became a bigger way to me. Anonymous
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By showing up I’m giving you gesture of gratitude. Anonymous
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I was that little hamster trying to hang on. Anonymous
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Don’t tease your disease and you’re the only
one that knows what that is. Anonymous
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Now I have a community all over the world
even though I don’t speak the language I
know where I’m supposed to be. Anonymous
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There is no Rhyme or Reason To Life.
Good things happen to bad people and
bad things happen to good people. Anonymous
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A grateful heart will never drink. Anonymous
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When I pray I get on my knees because
my ego needs to submit. Anonymous
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A is for awareness and A is for action. Anonymous
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It’s not a one-size-fits-all program. Anonymous
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When he asked me to share this meeting my mind took off. Anonymous
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I was terrified of the God in my life because
my grandmother was shake your fingers at me,
and tell me that I was going to hell.more fear. Anonymous
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My attitude was I’m going to hell anyway what
difference does it make? Anonymous
================================
I even thought of becoming a priest, anything
to relax my mind. Anonymous
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I would call my wife and say I’ll be home in
an hour and then I would wake up in the driveway. Anonymous
================================
I have papers around my head which says
crime scene do not enter. Anonymous
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I like to take hostages so I don’t go down alone. Anonymous
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At 11 I went to drink with those guys who
drank out of brown paper bags,
The looked really happy. Anonymous
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I knew what the steps were, I just never replied then. Anonymous
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Lost my mind came back, lost my mind came back,
lost my mind until I got tired of rehabs. Anonymous
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It’s not a monkey on my back it’s a gorilla
who’s trying to have sex
with me without Vaseline. Anonymous
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How did thirteen rehabs. Anonymous
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I was comfortable sleeping in the park and
God gave me a pillow. Anonymous
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As a kid I was started hanging out with those
guys who were pushing the carts. Anonymous
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I need to thank McDonald’s for the restrooms. Anonymous
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I started practicing appropriate behavior. Anonymous
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For me, early sobriety is just finding out who
I am at 3 years sober. Anonymous
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Doing me service at the group level was my
Saving Grace. Anonymous
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I’m not just sober, I want the whole thing. Anonymous
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I would just sit in a dark room and let my
mind drive me crazy. Anonymous
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I didn’t want to come here, I said I didn’t have a problem,
but the Marine Corps said I did. Anonymous
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I don’t know him, I don’t like him, and my sponsor
said go have lunch with him. Anonymous
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There’s a service for every defect of character you have. Anonymous
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I’m 3,263 days sober, which includes holidays and weekends. Anonymous
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I came to. but I don’t know where I was at. Anonymous
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I was the last to know I had a problem. Anonymous
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I call it persistence of my self- dellusion. Anonymous
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I had a lot of self-discipline,
I wouldn’t drink before the meeting,
but I would always take a drink on
the way home. Anonymous
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I’m not a girl who does risky things except when
I’m drinking. Anonymous
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I convinced my wife that I could be more sociable
if I had a couple of drinks at the party,
she wasn’t happy about that. anonymous
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He told me if I didn’t pick up that first drink
I wouldn’t get drunk, so I had just one, and
the insanity kept going on. Anonymous
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My sponsor saw the change in me long before I did. Anonymous
================================
He told me after 30 days to go through to
a guy that was passed out. I asked what should I read
and he said what I read to you. Anonymous
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Having come to see the light come on and
others, I  realized that I had a different view of them. Anonymous
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I didn’t come here for alcoholism,
from early school and I was considered odd. Anonymous
================================
I kept losing my drivers license in Great Britain
so I moved to the United States where I get an
international driver’s license.Anonymous
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The only answer for me was the 12 Steps
,and I was miserable enough to do them. Anonymous

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When father Martin ask what Insanity was Bill said,
if I pick up that first drink, that’s total insanity. Anonymous
================================
My buddy asked me if I would like to go for cocktails after work,
the word cocktails,woke up the monster in me. Anonymous
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I would say that I didn’t believe that God exists,
but I blamed Him for all my problems. Anonymous
================================
I finally got a sponsor to told me to get up every
morning and ask God to help me not take a drink for that day. Anonymous
================================
My mind tends to engage you first thing in the morning,
and that’s when I asked God to help me not take a drink for that 

day.anonymous
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What I was doing wasn’t working,
after the last drunk I got a sponsor
and started to work the steps. Anonymous
================================
My head tends to engage me first and I try
to go to God with my heart. Anonymous
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In my heart I know what to do and I try to go that way. Anonymous
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It’s great to be here because 7:35 a.m. is fine  drinking time for me.anonyous
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Those guys over there at that table he asked me
to sit down and have a drink with them
and I said why don’t you come and join us.
He said I would be a hypocrite if I came there,
and I said welcome to the party. Anonymous
================================
The meeting was in the church and I sat in the
back of the room just like I did when I went to church. Anonymous
================================
There have been circumstances where I have really
had to cling to my Higher Power. Anonymous
================================
I came to the point where I was incapable
of stopping drinking by myself. Anonymous
================================
You know what it’s like, if you unplug the TV,
it’s hard to get a picture. Anonymous
================================
My boyfriend would wait till noon to drink,
poor guy, not me. Anonymous
================================
I was all the time thinking about drinking,
not drinking, or drinking, I thought of it all the time. Anonymous
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I didn’t have the humility to ask for help.
It wasn’t until I walked into the rooms that
I discovered that. Anonymous
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Meditation was a freaky thing to me, it mean
t I had to be still and be quiet. Anonymous
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The Boise Police Department didn’t think I
should be on the streets that night. Anonymous
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The spiritual programme has taught me self-esteem. Anonymous
================================
I was laying in the gutter and looking down on the world. Anonymous
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If I think from here to hear my head is talking idiot to jerk. Anonymous
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My home group is in Napa Valley,
when they read the natural wines and more about alcoholism,
the group as a whole said, yeah, natural wines! Anonymous
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I knew that I wanted be there for my wife,
I didn’t have to be there, I wanted to be there,
I got to be there. Anonymous
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I think of the promises as my contract with God. Anonymous
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I had a plum tree in the backyard everybody
else make jam with their problems but I made
wine and it stank to high heaven.
My friends drank it, but held their nose. Anonymous
================================
She said if you don’t think a year is a big
deal try and get one. Anonymous
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I remember telling my wife that I’m going to
make AA first in our relationship. Anonymous
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When the bars closed at 4 a.m.,
I was always the one who wanted to continue. Anonymous
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Nothing was really happening so I joined
the army, cheap booze and cigarettes. Anonymous
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It didn’t take long for the Army to find out
that I should be persona non grata. Anonymous
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In the Army the doing daily exercise I would
always fall down or fall over. Anonymous
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I was stationed in Korea and they told
me that I was going to go to Hawaii.
That was really good because I was
afraid that I was going to freeze to
death when I passed out in Korea. Anonymous
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I was able to get step one down becaus
I didn’t want to drink anymore. Anonymous
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I told my fouth step to my sponsor and made
up a lot of cool things because I wanted him
to like me. Anonymous
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My sponsor told me I was a liar and he told
me that I should quit lying, one step at a time. Anonymous
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I said that I’m going to go to a meeting
every day until I get this s***. Anonymous
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I try to make sure that I’m God centered before
I leave the house every morning. Anonymous
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My husband said that I needed to slow down
on my drinking and that I was drinking way too much,
so I started hiding my bottles and living an even bigger lie.Anonymous
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I I had a moment sitting on this stoop in my yard
where I realized that I couldn’t stop drinking. Anonymous
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I wouldn’t quit my marriage because I didn’t
want to be a loser. Anonymous
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I was really angry at this guy and I confronted
him and he said that me to tell the truth because
I might be the only one listening. Anonymous
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He said I might not have been through what
you’ve been through, but I understand your feelings. Anonymous
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The Hawaiians call it ‘the poormenow . Anonymous
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I looked around and said what the hell am
I doing in treatment center I’m a nurse for god sakes. Anonymous
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My sobriety date is April Fools Day 1984 and
when I came into the program I thought it was
one of the three smartest people in the world. Anonymous
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My sponsor sat me between these two guys,
we were at a prison taking a meeting ,
one guy had 46 years to do, another had 32 years.
They both decided they weren’t guilty and instead
of getting 16 years and for six years they got 33 and 46.
My sponsor told me that I was sitting between the
other two smartest man in the world. Anonymous
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When women would leave I thought they just
I thought they just had issues. Anonymous
================================
I didn’t wave goodbye as she went into the sunset. Anonymous
================================
Had a good friend who is really good about
robbing pharmacies. Anonymous 
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I always had a need for my alcohol when
I couldn’t get a drink. Anonymous
================================
My finances were the Bedrock of my denial. Anonymous
================================
I went to the Fremont meeting in Seattle,
it was called the emergency room of the fellowship. Anonymous
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These guys didn’t have a license,
and I said what’s the problem,
does a car know you don’t have a permit? Anonymous
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I also did social heroin. Let’s see you figure that one out! Anonymous
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I found that the women in the program are
less promiscuous than the women out there. Anonymous
================================
He said you think you’re pretty smart don’t you?
And then he said look at your life. Anonymous
================================
I had to act the way I had to act to get what
I wanted from you. Anonymous
================================
My arrogance is why you can’t do it like me. Anonymous
================================
I’m the man, yeah; wheres that the bottle. Anonymous
================================
I don’t use agnostic, that’s a white man’s word,
I know it but sometimes have to use it. Anonymous
================================
I don’t have to make the same mistakes I made
before I became sober. Anonymous
================================
Life can still be a little frustrating at times,
but I can deal with it. Anonymous
================================
I didn’t drink to black out, I drank to drink some more… Anonymous 
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After all these years I still have to stay in the right frame of mind to keep from drinking. Anonymous
================================
I know that if I let anxiety take over,
I have a default setting take care of it. Anonymous
================================
My three-year-old son and pack his bags
and moved in with his granny. Anonymous
================================
My two daughters have never seen me drink. Anonymous
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I sit in my office and think, if they only knew if they had an alcoholic running their show they would be horrified. Anonymous
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Life is no good at 85 if you can’t watch TV. Anonymous
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I heard the promises and thought it was like Disneyland. Anonymous
================================
My grandmother would pray to st. Jude for me,
the angel of lost causes. Anonymous
================================
I’ve got to come to grips with all the
facets of my existence. Anonymous
================================
I had been shopping for a diagnosis of my
problems for a long time, but I always lied so
I would never get an honest diagnosis. Anonymous
================================
I came to Alcoholics Anonymous a card-carrying a atheist. Anonymous
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The first thing my doctor wanted to do was give me some oxycotton. I told him, no it just makes an oxymoron out of me. Anonymous
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I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me
the person that I was with had no addictions whatever. Anonymous
================================
I have been arrested twice for making counterfeit money. Anonymous
================================
I had my boyfriend living in the front of the house with my 3 kids
and my husband in the back of the house with my brother. Anonymous
================================
I met Pete Roy and he was always happy. I wanted what he had. Anonymous
================================
When I was out there I would always think
of Pete and how he was always happy.
I wanted to be like that. Anonymous
================================
I had a social worker and I know that God work
through her. Anonymous
================================
I got a sponsor, worked the steps, continue to work with others,
and look at my life daily through the 10th step. Anonymous
================================
By September  I had a home, a job and my
7 kids had been returned to me. Anonymous
================================
I need to have my sponsor as my best friend,
I need that, I can call her anytime of the day
or night and be happy. Anonymous
================================
If I can build my home on a firm foundation so can you. Anonymous
================================
Today I get to do things. Anonymous
================================
Sometimes the God of my understanding is
god is of my misunderstanding. Anonymous
================================
I asked my father was it because of me that he left. Anonymous
================================
 At last the monkey was off of my back,
it had nothing to do with me. Anonymous
================================
There was this bottle filled with yellow liquid,
I drank it, it was probably alcohol , actually
to be truthful it was probably piss. Anonymous
================================
I have found that I never have to be the
person that I used to be. Anonymous.
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I sometimes wonder how I got this far,
I’m so self-centered. Anonymous
================================
I’ve been married 5 years which probably
tells you two things, one, I love women,
and two, I’m no quitter. Anonymous
================================
I have a sponsor who tells me that the best
is yet to come so I look forward to it. Anonymous
================================
I think about coming into the
fellowship  so young that this way of living is the
only way I know. Having been only fifteen when I started. Anonymous
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Hell jail, Park Place, whatever we are all
here for the same reason. Anonymous
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The drugs were more easily gotten because
the drug man doesn’t ask for identification. Anonymous
================================
I love the benefits that Alcoholics Anonymous
has given me. Anonymous
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I have three wonderful kids, one got sick
and I didn’t have to clean up puke that wasn’t mine. Anonymous
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Do I really want to do yes? I’m 15 and I haven’t lived life yet. Anonymous
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He took my fourth step and burned it ,
and I asked him why you did that ,
and he said you” never have to use
that for an excuse again”. Anonymous
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When I made the amends to my grandfather
the monkey was off of his back. Anonymous
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I was at the airport and then ran into a friend
he said “sounds like you’re running.
I stopped and had to think that one through.
He was right. anonymous 

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The only reason I didn’t go to prison was that they didn’t catch me. Anonymous
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I found myself with a serious health issue and
I had no place to turn but to turn it over to God. Anonymous
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I went to this nursing school where the  mot to
was “everything is good”. Anonymous
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I have found that by coming here we have her
evolve into a new species period anonymous
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I saw a sign on the door that said $1 for a
glass of beer and I thought to myself,
“for $1 I can go back to Hell”. Anonymous

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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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