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OCT.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

OCT.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

Every time you laugh you getting a respite from you.Anonymous

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He thought Moby Dick was a venereal disease.
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You can write your own book in The Nut Hut
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My start in the fellowship was sitting in jail. Anonymous
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He told me that he wanted me to go to the meeting
for a year and then would you start working the steps. Anonymous
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You know I used to buy people a drink to get him to listen to me?
Yeah,now I take people from my home group and I buy them dinner. Anonymous
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Even though I really didn’t want to quit drinking,
I discovered that my behavior was changing. Anonymous
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He said you’re the kinda guy that needs an
early morning meeting because you wake
up thinking. Anonymous
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My business partners separated from me, as well as a lot of friends. Anonymous
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I got to the point where I just didn’t care.
I drank in the dark a lot. Anonymous
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I wanted to check out, but first day I had to
leave the apartment clean so my brother
wouldn’t have to clean up after me. Anonymous
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I was just looking for one thing to identify
with and discovered that it was all those things
that they were saying. Anonymous
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I really needed to create a mission statement,
something to look back on each day to bring
me back to the center. Anonymous
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My self worth was so bad that I had to reach
up to touch bottom. Anonymous
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The world does not have to change; the only
thing that needs to change is me.Anonymous
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On the good days all I  have to do it then just show up. Anonymous
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Is it going to be good morning God or is it good God it’s morning. Anonymous
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I had a key to my own cell. Anonymous
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We may not be organized but we are certainly
not disorganized. Anonymous
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So I got a bunch of opinions, then made my choice. Anonymous
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K. I. S. S. Keep it simple and safe. Anonymous
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When things are going good it’s easy to get complacent. Anonymous
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I know that I’m always being judged. We all do that.
No eye contact. It is easier to be by myself. Anonymous
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I was astonished that God would provide. Anonymous
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I may not want to do this stuff but it won’t hurt. Anonymous
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I thought the Japanese government was trying to make me drink again.
They kept putting those little machines with a beer in them
closer and closer to my home. Anonymous
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I was doing all the things that an alcoholic
does up until the age of 12. Anonymous
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When I was sixteen my mom and married again
and he would hide the Budweiser in the fridge
in the garage and put a chain around it. Anonymous
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I would fill my mother’s liquor bottles up with
water and he told her. Anonymous
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There’s always the feeling that I was the black sheep. I made myself the black sheep. Anonymous
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Someone threw an A.A. Pamphlet at me.
At this time I was couch surfing. Anonymous
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Don’t you know that if you have a child
it has to love you.I truly believed that. Anonymous
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Now I had a hostage which was my daughter. Anonymous
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He had a plaque on the wall that said
“it’s not them.” Anonymous
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People in the room are bridges for me. Anonymous
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A little voice said to me that “you’re not an alcoholic it’s okay to have a little drink.” My sponsor ”
said only an alcoholic thinks like that”. Anonymous
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I had surrendered my alcohol but I hadn’t
surrendered anything else. Anonymous
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I kept thinking that there would be a
bolt of lightning in the Second Step. Anonymous
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I don’t have a God that I can explain but I
do have a guy that keeps me sober. Anonymous
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Today I get to go to work. Anonymous
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I was always drunk and scheming how
I could get the next drink, always more. Anonymous
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A drink has a drink will make it better in the
program says it won’t. Anonymous
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Truth be told, with all these years, I’m still
afraid of all you people. Anonymous
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I should have known I was an alcoholic my
thinking was really screwed up. Anonymous
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At 19 the judge sentenced me to 25 years in prison or treatment.
I was givi a choice, and I really considered prison. Anonymous
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They told me they didn’t care about my feelings.
They said”I should work the f****** steps
mother f***** or die. Anonymous
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When given the choice of treatment or jail I thought
a moment ,looked at the guard, and said, “is treatment coed?”
He said “yes”, he made my decision for me. Anonymous
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Today I get to live my life on faith rather than fear. Anonymous
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The promises came into my life really quickly. Anonymous
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My father had a stroke, my daughter moved back to Kansas
and I was sitting there in the September Sun freezing. Anonymous
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When I’m having a problem Alcoholics Anonymous comes
into my head and says”that’s not a solution.” Anonymous
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The first step was easy, my life is a big mess. Anonymous
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Remember, it’s what alcohol did to you, not for you. Anonymous
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My father came to the conclusion that you
cannot be nasty in Hawaii, it just doesn’t work. Anonymous
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The doctor pushed me out the door and said
“go find a church I can’t help you”. Anonymous
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When the monkeys start to Rattle My Cage
my AA monkey comes in. Anonymous
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I never had a problem controlling my drinking,
I had a problem stopping. Anonymous
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Sometimes I have found that a commitment
ends up being about me and my ego. Anonymous
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If the sun was out, it was time to drink ,
if the sun wasn’t out, it was time to drink. Anonymous
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I had a nice home and my face looked
good but my ass was in a hole,
I just couldn’t quit drinking. Anonymous
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I probably was not to stop drinking but
to stay stopped. Anonymous
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He opened the big book to a blank page
and showed it to me and I said “it’s blank”, and he “said that’s right, you know nothing you’re blank.” Anonymous
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I am no longer a cancer on society like
the judge said I was. Anonymous\
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I’m here at the 12 coconuts on vacation
from the mainland and I brought the disease with me. Anonymous
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The last time I went to jail I had that Moment of clarity. Anonymous
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It took me two and a half years to realize that I
was powerless over people, places and things. Anonymous
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My girlfriend said if you go to the gym with me”
you’re going to have to tell the guys to f*** off. Anonymous
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Even listening to my sponsor I don’t get it. Anonymous
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It took me going to three detoxes before
I finally surrendered. Anonymous
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This is the meeting that I went to 16 years ago, 
\it’s still my favorite meeting on the island. Anonymous
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My first car got stolen, my second car got wrecked,
and my third car lessons for 10 years, after I had gotten sober. Anonymous
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This morning I went surfing, and
then to Starbucks, and then I walked
over here to the coconuts. Anonymou
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My family would call the police when I came around,
today I take care of them and they asked for my advice. Anonymous
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Every time the blue lights flashed I would get so nervous,
not so today. Anonymous
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I heard of the happy hour while in the women’s prison
and I dreamed of coming here for four years. Anonymous
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My sponsor told me to be grateful that I went to prison,
I had found a life in spite of it. Anonymous
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I had to ask myself, should I visit my old friends
at the harbor Pub and my sponsor said
I search for the motive in it. Anonymous
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It got so bad that things are unacceptable became acceptable. Anonymous
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When I came here 18 years ago on a visit I thought
of kicking Ron’s ass, and then I had a Moment of clarity
and considered he might be kicking my ass. Anonymous
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I come back to the Coconuts every year
to see The Usual Suspects. Anonymous
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Coming to believe my higher power gets a richer spirit. Anonymous
EGORIN, which stands for diarrhea of the ego. Anonymous
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In the lab I saw that as soon as the white
blood cells were hit by the alcohol it killed them.
I didn’t relate that to my own drinking. Anonymous
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I hear my God in the words that you say. Anonymous
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I come here and get direction on how to be useful. Anonymous
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Once I take that first drink I have no idea what is going to happen.
Don’t try and stop me, I’m a small girl, but shame on you.
When I stop drinking all hell breaks loose. Anonymous

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When you guys told me I had a spiritual malady,
I said” yeah, yeah, whatever”. Anonymous
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You couldn’t put a good idea in my mind,
because it always came out really bad.
I was getting worse, especially after I stop drinking. Anonymous
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I said “what books can I read about God”
and he said “the Big Book is a good start. Anonymous
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Decision means essentially we are going to
cut away the options of me running my own life. Anonymous
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It was a real bummer when I went to therapy,
I had no excuses. Anonymous
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My dad was so shut down, that when my brother died on a Friday,
we went to his funeral on a Saturday, and we never talked about it. Anonymous
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Whenever my parents went out of town I always
thought I was going to die.
So I became the perfect child. Anonymous
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I’ll never forget that first drink,
I felt at peace within me and I had never felt before. Anonymous
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Alcohol took away my fear, although there was
a lot of drama in my life, in the end I went to
her sanitarium for a whole year. Anonymous
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There’s a Divine gift we get when we stop seeing
the differences and see the similarities. Anonymous
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I was in a bad place but I wouldn’t admit it. Anonymous
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I was supposed to be going out to lunch with my girlfriend
and I walked into the restaurant and there were 25 people there,
all family and friends it was an intervention. Anonymous
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My daughter said, “Can’t you stop drinking even for me? ” Anonymous
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I was in a bad place but I wouldn’t admit it. Anonymous
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If you hadn’t told me that I was going to come
to the park and hang out with a bunch of Meatballs
I would have told you that you were crazy. Anonymous
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I’m the kind of guy that would get up and hit
you with a drink from behind because I was
full of fear. Anonymous
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If I didn’t have a certain level of alcohol
in me at all times I have felt very nervous. Anonymous
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Had a jacket with a rip in it and I have
7 bottles of gin in there at all times,
sometimes I couldn’t get to the bottles
and I would Panic. Anonymous
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I knew there was something wrong with me
could because normal people didn’t drink
Warm Gin from the rear of the car. Anonymous
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When I got here they told me baby a drunk, bury drunk. Anonymous
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Sat through prayer and meditation to IMPROVE(!)
our conscious contact with God as we understood him. Anonymous
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supposed to tell me that what I thought her too
much will be completely different five years from now. Anonymous
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I go to a Big Book meeting and a 12 by 12
meeting because I’m old and I have to get
to a literature based meeting. Anonymous

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I used my buddies big book to keep the window up,
when I read it it went it wouldn’t stay up. Anonymous
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The only kind of experiences I have ever called OPM,
other people’s memories, they tell me what I did the night before. Anonymous
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My boyfriend at the time you said I had a problem and I told him to get out. Anonymous
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I go to a big book meeting and a 12 by 12
meeting because I’m old and I have to get
to a literature based meeting. Anonymous

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 I used my buddies big book to keep the window up,
when I read it it went it wouldn’t stay up. Anonymous

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 The kind of experiences I have ever called OPM , other people’s memories, they tell me what I did the night before. Anonymous

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My boyfriend at the time you said I had a problem and I told him to get out. Anonymous
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You haven’t done the second step,
you’re still on the hamster wheel. Anonymous
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We relax, we don’t struggle, we pause. Anonymous
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Until you can believe there’s something out
there greater than you, you’re going to continue
to be upset. Anonymous
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 He said a wreck into the future ,
it’s when you created your own problems
and it hasn’t even happened yet. Anonymous
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My first drink with Schaffer beer,
I was six years old and it was the
last time I ever drink milk also. Anonymous
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I can hardly wait till I can party like the old folks. Anonymous
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I went to a party and wound up in a coma for three days.
The doctor said I was allergic to alcohol. Anonymous
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I continued to drink and got in trouble with the law.
They told me I didn’t know what I was doing,” and said we’re going to take over for you.The State of New Jersey took control of my life. Anonymous
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I thought my kids weren’t talking to me,
my wife thought I was crazy, maybe there
is something wrong. Anonymous
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He saidhave you done stepped on yet,”
I said “no”, he said, “you are in AA,
you’re an Alcoholic. Anonymous
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He told me to read each step, get a dictionary
and look up each word in the step,
and you’re going to find that you’re an Alcoholic. Anonymous
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I did a lot of drugs and I stopped with no problem,
but when I put down the alcohol I went crazy. Anonymous
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I sponsor a lot of women because I need
to remember what it was like. Anonymous
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I would sit on a bar stool and think about going to Hawaii.
I got sober and I finally made it. Anonymous
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I didn’t come here doing cartwheels. Anonymous
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In 2005 the roller coaster was going full speed
and I didn’t even know I was on it. Anonymous
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My sponsor is a pain in the ass because he tells me about me. Anonymous
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When I make my God into a concept I am
limiting God and all ways. Anonymous
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You cannot separate yourself from God,
God in all there is. Anonymous
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You can tell me about God for ever but
Experiencing God is where it really gets valid. Anonymous
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We alcoholics all have the script in her head
so when I leave the house in the morning ,
I am surrounded by Script violators. Anonymous
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God doesn’t have grandchildren,
we are all his children. Anonymous
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My question is can you call yourself a member
of a 12-step fellowship if you’ve never done the 12 Steps. Anonymous
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I’m afraid of both sides of everything if I do
it or if I don’t do it. Anonymous
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I used to sit on my porch with my boozes
and say to the world, hey suckers, look at me,
I’m someone! Anonymous
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The hammer I wanted to use on you I used on me. Anonymous
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I have enough 24-hour chips to tile my bathroom floor. Anonymous
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We put everything else off, why not to drink? Anonymous
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I was so deranged when I got here that it
would take me 15 minutes to the store just
to figure out what sort of bath soap I was going to buy. Anonymous
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When I got an honest with her she was able to shine a little light into my soul. Anonymous
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To me the promises are extraordinarily extravagant. Anonymous
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I have a script, I don’t have to tell you, you have to figure it out. Anonymous
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I was always afraid she was going to like me,
and afraid she wouldn’t like me. Anonymous
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Step 3 is it beginning of the end and the
possibility of a new life. Anonymous
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There’s a plan and the plan and I just have to stay connected to the plan. Anonymous
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I’m a totally non-compliant alcoholic,
if you tell me not to jump, I’m going to break my leg. Anonymous
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I have recovered from a seemingly hopeless
State of Mind and Body, and I get a daily reprieve. Anonymous
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I get some self-inflicted ass kicking in their rooms.
Today what it used to be for me no longer baffles me. Anonymous
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He told me I was a king baby,
I want what I want when I want it. Anonymous
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He said the women will save your butt and
the men will will pat it. That’s when I stuck
my butt out and said to let em. Anonymous
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I was always going 90 in the walk zone. Anonymous
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What a gift to wake up everyday and see a blank canvas. Anonymous
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She told me just a fake praying , I did that
for a long time and found I was praying. Anonymous
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The monkey is off my back but the circus is still in town. Anonymous
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I found that there was a lot more to sobriety
than just not drinking. Anonymous
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That green evil thing is trying to kill me and
you guys said that you were going to save me. Anonymous
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I felt wittier, prettier and titter. Anonymous
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It takes an incredible amount of self-centeredness
to be able to get up here and talk to a large group
of people like yourselves. Anonymous
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A long time before I took that first drink I
was in desperate need of one. Anonymous.
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As a little girl I would look into the mirror and
think that I looked a lot like Pippi Longstockings. Anonymous
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I don’t hear very much about puking in Alcoholics Anonymous,
it’s getting to be a lost art. Anonymous
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I was running from the cops and they weren’t even chasing me. Anonymous
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I drink with antabuse and the next day I thought
I was going to die and you’re afraid I wouldn’t. Anonymous
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You say don’t drink no matter what and I
drank no matter what. Anonymous
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I drank on antabuse at a Phillies game and
puked 5 rows below me. Anonymous
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This old man said to me you never have to
drink if you don’t want to ever again.,
I said to myself, what do you mean you’ve only got 3 days left. 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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