From the BlogMeet Ron

OCTOBER 2015 HEARD AT MEETINGS

If you don’t do nothing today you’re not going to be getting nothing tomorrow. 
Anonymous
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 When I was a little boy and little old ladies 
with see me coming they would clutch their purses. 
Anonymous 
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So this new guy came to the meeting 
and he said I don’t know about this God 
stuff and his friend said don’t worry about 
it he’ll contact you. 
Anonymous 
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Even though I have no idea where I’m going, 
I know he will guide me. 
Anonymous 
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The two richest countries in
the world are Germany and Japan, why?
Because they surrendered. 
Anonymous
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My sponsor said there’s no extra credit for 
sponsoring and working with others. 
Anonymous 
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She said that we do that to stay
alive, clean and sober that that’s
 the sole aim of the service. 
Anonymous 
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He said that everyday my alcoholism 
made my radar arise, steps 10 11 or 
what that’s for and about. 
Anonymous 
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I was a big believer in it’s better to beg for 
forgiveness rather than to ask for permission. 
Anonymous 
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This guy ‘set down’ and it took him 
15 minutes to tell me what the 
program was all about. 
Anonymous 
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As a woman I was a drag racer 
and I was crazy and wild. 
Anonymous
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Back then I put men on a pedestal 
and I got crazier. 
Anonymous 
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I drank a magnum of wine and said 
‘oh I’m a kind of connoisseur, I was 
drinking even more, because I was
 a connoisseur.
Anonymous 
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My main lover was alcohol, 
and alcohol was my main lover. 
Anonymous 
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I would go out every morning and 
look at my car to see if there was any blood on it. 
Anonymous 
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When I’m not taking care of me, 
I’m Hollow and empty inside. 
Anonymous 
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I missed one of my service positions it 
and I had to own it. It is no longer all about me. 
Anonymous
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I had to slow down because I was 
missing out on all the components of a real life. 
Anonymous 
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The principle of Step 1 is honesty, 
what defines me as an alcoholic 
who couldn’t stop drinking. 
Anonymous 
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The word humility is mentioned 
41 times in the 12 x 12. 
Anonymous
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I scattered my husband’s ashes on Maui at the blowhole. 
I did that because it was a bit of a blow hole. 
Anonymous 
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I was born on Maui, raised in Honolulu, 
moved to New York City, I tended to break 
out in spots. 
Anonymous 
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In the fellowship I’ve heard it’s called doing a geographic. 
Anonymous
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 One question, have you ever had a sunburn 
on the top of your mouth. 
Anonymous 
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I was in and out of the fellowship 
for a long time talking about the 
steps and about a sponsor I never had. 
Anonymous
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I drank so much my body was like a 
toilet which couldn’t flush out. 
Anonymous
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 My plan was to come in, 
take a cake and go on with my life. 
Anonymous 
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I still do some of the same old things, 
polishing my defects in the same old way. 
Anonymous 
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I really did some self-inflicted ass whipping. 
Then, I found the fellowship and the steps. 
Anonymous 
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I had no choice, my back was up against my spine,
 I weighed 56 lb. 
Anonymous 
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I was told confusion was control,
and that I had a choice. 
Anonymous 
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When I got sober I had to get Transportation, 
I got a motorbike and ended up in the hospital. 
I read the 12 x 12 in the big book passionately. 
Anonymous 
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The last time I was here it was in 1969
and I was on my way to Vietnam, 
today being here as much nicer.
Anonymous 
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I had my first drink at at 6 years of age
 and I got sober at 21. 
Today I have 35 years. 
Anonymous
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You share your stuff and I can relate. 
Anonymous 
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I had always felt like freeze-dried alcohol,
 a little alcohol and I was in full bloom. 
Anonymous 
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I found out in the rooms that I 
was full of self-loathing. 
Anonymous 
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In the morning I always pray to God 
please don’t let me get into any trouble
 that you can’t get me out of. 
Anonymous 
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The late Norm Alpi said we could have missed it all. 
Anonymous 
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They had thought my grandfather was dead 
and then they said ‘no, he’s got a 3.4 alcohol level’. 
Anonymous 
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I went to my first meeting in the Santa Ana Jail.
 I didn’t want it, but they said they were bringing 
coffee and donuts. 
Anonymous
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I had four Ex-Wives who were looking 
for me for child support. 
I was also in jail 35 times. 
Anonymous
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There was this man who spoke of honoring grace. 
Anonymous 
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I have a sponsor who has a sponsor. 
Anonymous
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I’ve only been arrested twice in 
my life both times for public intoxication. 
I had gotten drunk and fell asleep on the sidewalk. 
I didn’t see anything wrong with that, but the police did. 
Anonymous 
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After 9 months of being out there I tried to get 
back into the fellowship but I couldn’t. 
Anonymous 
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Then one day a lady grabbed me and said this is a gift. 
That hit me very hard. 
Anonymous 
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Jimmy said that we were going to go to Hawaii, 
I thought he was crazy and probably was going 
to have me drive a space shuttle. 
That was 25 years ago. 
Anonymous
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My wife and I had a handshake divorce. 
Anonymous 
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She said you’re going to establish a 
relationship with your Higher Power. 
Anonymous 
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That self-deception thing, it didn’t apply to me. 
((Laughter) 
anonymous.
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You guys were my first and only 
example of what sanity is. 
My parents were both Alcoholics. 
Then one day a man said to me
 before you do anything else you 
have to do the first step. 
You have to admit it. 
Anonymous 
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This man said if you had cancer and 
had to go to a doctor every day you would go. 
Well you have the disease of alcoholism
 and you need to go to a meeting every day.
Anonymous
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My head will try and tell me that I don’t 
have to do this or that. I can’t believe the lie. 
Anonymous 
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We need to keep coming to meetings 
so we don’t believe the lie that our 
disease keeps trying to tell us. 
Anonymous 
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This program is taught me to stay in my own lane.
Anonymous 
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In my case it was doing it knowing it 
was crap and doing it anyway. 
Anonymous 
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When I was 17 in New York cop 
told me ‘kid you’re an Alcoholic’.
Anonymous
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I heard a voice in my head say you 
never have to drink again. 
I said I didn’t say that.
I celebrated 30 years this last month. 
Anonymous 
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I had so little self-esteem that a
homeless man kissed me at a bus stop 
and I didn’t know how to say stop. 
Anonymous 
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I couldn’t express my feelings 
so I just drank more. 
Anonymous 
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I’m not sleeping anymore and today I can
tell someone getting my boat and let me help you. 
Anonymous 
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Many times I’ve had to say to my kids, 
I don’t remember, I was drinking then. 
I always ask for their forgiveness.
Anonymous
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Self-interest was slip away I was told. 
Anonymous 
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Sometimes I think why should I accept myself, 
why can’t they just accept me the way I am. 
Anonymous 
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When I think of acceptance,
I don’t have to like it,
I just sometimes just have to accept it. 
Anonymous
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At the age of 20 I married into a very abusive 
relationship, we both took hostages. 
Anonymous 
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My wife told me that she was going to 
leave me and get an abortion. She did. 
Anonymous
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My higher power today is very organic, 
I try not to put it in a box. 
Anonymous 
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I was scared to be vulnerable, 
yet I’ve worked very hard in this relationship. 
Anonymous 
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That music over there makes 
everything here so profound. 
Anonymous 
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Vulnerability is truly a spiritual tool. 
Anonymous
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If I nod I’m showing some sort of vulnerability. 
So today I make mini gestures. 
Anonymous 
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I mentioned before the spirituality of imperfection. 
We grabbed onto that as only the dying can. 
Anonymous 
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I learned to hit him with a prayer instead of a chair. 
Anonymous 
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Someone says you leave Hawaii but 
Hawaii never leaves you. 
Anonymous 
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When I came into the fellowship nobody 
could sponsor me, so I sponsored myself. 
Anonymous
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How is a rip-off artist, I ripped off everybody else’s God. 
Anonymous 
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I would leave phamphlets around the house 
hoping my mom would get it, but she never did. 
Anonymous
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I joined the army, at least I tried to join the 
Army and I couldn’t pass the drug and alcohol 
test so the recruiter gave me something that 
hid the alcohol and drugs. 
Anonymous 
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When I came into the fellowship my 
mom said they’re going to brainwash you, 
and my dad said go ahead your brain needs it. 
Anonymous
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Your message is the same but the voice is different. 
Welcome to Hawaii. 
Anonymous 
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If I had known it was going to be my last drink
 I would have ordered something else. 
Anonymous 
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I’m a child of the Revolution and I 
flunked out of college five times. 
Anonymous 
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They also knew I was running around 
campus trying to burn it down. 
Anonymous 
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They called me into the office and told 
me that I was wasting their time and 
my dad’s money. 
Anonymous 
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He came around and asked me to 
marry him and I said sure, okay, fine. 
I was not very committal.
Anonymous 
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We were driving stoned and I hit a snow 
plow and the engine ended up in my lap. 
I also broke my leg. 
Anonymous 
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You would think that would have gotten my attention.
Anonymous
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Someone said they used to call them insane 
asylums in today they call them treatment centers. 
Anonymous 
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Everywhere I went there were 
people trying to stay sober. 
Anonymous 
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They said, that is put up with you 
until you can put up with yourself. 
Anonymous 
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Fortunately, with God’s grace, 
I will only have to quit once. 
Anonymous
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There are a lot of people there for a
 great amount of time, they have had deaths, 
divorces, broken hearts, loss of jobs, 
and haven’t had to take a drink. 
Anonymous 
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God can take my defects and leave me 
by the nose to where I’m supposed to be going. 
Anonymous 
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The meeting after the meeting is 
where my spirituality began. 
Anonymous 
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Today I can take my disease with me and show it 
all of the cool things I get to do now. 
Anonymous 
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At my mother’s funeral my two sisters 
 had long hated each other, 
they stood on each side of me
they had stuff that was supposed 
to pass the statute of limitations
Anonymous
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I continue to stay here because I’m as 
sick as my secrets. 
Anonymous 
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If they tell me their problems, 
that’s how whacked-out I am. 
Anonymous 
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I’m not a hugger, I have a lot of 
problems with people hugging me. 
Anonymous 
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They told me to get a home-group, 
they said if I didn’t that then I was homeless. 
Anonymous 
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The Unity comes when I let you in. 
Anonymous 
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I spent 10 hours on a plane with people 
who didn’t love me like you have. 
Anonymous 
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He said if you forgive
you don’t have to think about it. 
Anonymous
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I had to admit complete defeat, and as a result life got better. 
Anonymous 
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Sometimes I’m just so busy thinking about what 
I’m going to say that I don’t hear what you have to say. 
Anonymous 
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It’s nice to be clean and sober next time 
I’ll take my meds a little bit earlier though. 
Anonymous 
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Life begins when your Comfort ends. 
Anonymous 
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Life itself is like an adjustable wrench, 
it just about fits any nut. 
Anonymous 
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The pain in my life had become the norm. 
I never knew there was another way. 
Anonymous 
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When I took a drink I did the things that I didn’t dare do. 
Anonymous 
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I bought $250 worth of tapes on anxiety but 
I didn’t know what an alcoholic was. 
Anonymous
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 I couldn’t stop drinking I couldn’t even string 7 days together . 
Anonymous 
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I went to Alcoholics Anonymous and was blaming everyone 
in my life and someone said maybe you have to try ala-non. 
Anonymous
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Let me be alone in my car and it’s great therapy. 
I curse everybody on the road. 
That’s way I get rid of things. 
Anonymous 
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When I read the big book I knew I was an alcoholic 
but I wasn’t changing and I thought there must be 
something wrong with me. 
Anonymous 
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And then I started doing the steps and found
I was just another run-of-the-mill Alcoholic. 
Anonymous
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We only have a belief and a faith that there’s a God. 
Anonymous 
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I asked God to guide my steps because I 
have no guidance of my own. 
Anonymous 
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I bottomed out in Australia when I was 23. 
My dad suggested that I come to the fellowship. 
Anonymous 
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Now I’m twice as old as I was then, at age 46, 
and I haven’t had a drink in 23 years. 
Anonymous 
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Good morning God, I’m willing to do your will, 
please show me what to do today. 
Anonymous 
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I got away from the meetings and into spirituality
 and my sponsor said don’t get too spiritual are 
you will be of absolutely no good on Earth. 
Anonymous 
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Maybe after work I might call my son and tell 
him what I think,now that’s a real booby trap! 
Anonymous 
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The decision has to be followed by action. 
Anonymous
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I came here to learn how to do some control drinking. 
I was struck with depression, 
and the doctor said you’re to go to AA. 
Anonymous 
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I wanted to be treated myself by self-diagnosed depression. 
Anonymous
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 It was only when I could start to say that 
I was an alcoholic that I could start to ride that
highway to sobriety and I fought it all the way. 
Anonymous 
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I needed a good sponsor and in order to be
 a good sponsor I had to have a good sponsor. 
Anonymous 
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Obviously she didn’t take any b******* from 
it because I’m still here 15 years later. 
Anonymous 
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Today my sponsor is a wonderful person 
and I love my life. I get to come here 
while my husband is working. 
Hawaii is so wonderful and I’ve never
 been to an outdoor meeting before. 
Anonymous 
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God’s will for me is to have a grateful attitude. 
Anonymous 
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Sometimes things get hard because 
I think them hard. 
Anonymous 
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I came here not because I saw the light, 
but because I felt the heat. 
Anonymous 
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Crazy seemed to  be more honorable 
than being an alcoholic. My husband 
called me a sweet psycho b****. 
Anonymous 
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I’ve got to be careful what I’m thinking 
because that’s what I bring into my reality. 
Anonymous 
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Sometimes I feel like an atheist because
 I believe that my Higher Power is within. 
Anonymous
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Sometimes I need a speed bump between 
my brain and my mouth. 
Anonymous 
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I was able to see that in my life the
unacceptable had become the acceptable. 
Anonymous 
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Restoring your sanity is not an easy feat, 
my family, friends, doctors, none could 
help only God can remove me from myself. 
Anonymous 
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I’ve come to believe because it works 
for you and for myself I could not conceive. 
Anonymous
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I finally got over that judge who was going to judge me, myself. 
Anonymous 
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I finally went out for a year and I could 
feel my IQ going down. 
It helped me get it back into the rooms. 
Anonymous 
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Obviously when I’m drinking I’m crazy. 
Anonymous 
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I’m the person who always test the hot stove,
 just like the jaywalker. 
Anonymous 
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I discovered that I had to stop believing
 everything that my head was trying to tell me. 
Anonymous 
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I always prayed when I was in trouble. 
Anonymous 
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I need to come here and listen to your
 insanity in order to gain my own. 
Anonymous 
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It’s the way I am, I have a lot of defects of character. 
Anonymous
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I was here a little over 20 years ago with my friend, 
Terry, who died from this disease. 
Anonymous 
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I found that when I started drinking 
my brain would stop racing. 
Anonymous 
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I found it was easy to stop drinking if 
I used heroin, as a matter of fact after 
using heroin I didn’t want to drink. 
Anonymous 
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They poured me a glass of wine and I
 got in my car after drinking two bottles 
and got in an accident. 
Anonymous 
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I got hammered every day with whatever
 I could put in my body. 
Anonymous 
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My first meeting was called the Winner’s Circle 
and I called it the whiners Circle,
 I was the main whiner. 
Anonymous 
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He got me a big book when I was still shaking horribly.
Anonymous 
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When I go without a meeting my wife knows 
and sends me packing. 
Anonymous 
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I put down the alcohol and the 
voices got louder, pandemonium. Anonymous
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When I came in half measures gave me everything. 
Anonymous
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I’m grateful I’m an alcoholic because I can go 
anywhere and my people are always there. 
Anonymous
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I was buying books about food and mood,
and I still didn’t get it. 
Anonymous
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You guys have done a wonderful job of managing my life. 
Anonymous 
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When I drink liquor I always overshot the mark, 
because I drink liquor like I did beer, chug-a-lug. 
Anonymous 
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He knew what I meant and I knew he knew what I meant. 
Anonymous 
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Then I begin to wonder if I meant what 
he thought I meant that I meant. 
Anonymous 
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And then I said, ‘you don’t understand my case is different.’ 
Anonymous 
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Then he said, look for the small positive 
things in your life, that’s God. 
Anonymous 
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The dog would see me coming in the door and walk away, 
six months later he wagged his tail. 
That’s progress, ala-dog. 
Anonymous T
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They let me bring on the luggage of my 
mind to a more peaceful mind. 
Anonymous
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I objectified women, no more, I’m married. 
Anonymous
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When he asked me to come, I said yes! 
Because I was having a good day. 
Later, I went why? 
anonymous
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My grandmother became a nun of the third 
order and never gave me advice. 
She was very spiritual. 
Anonymous 
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my sponsor with stand in the door talking to people, 
and often she would say who wants to join the club? 
Anonymous 
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When I started being quiet I was able to go back
 to my childhood and I was healed from the past. 
Anonymous 
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You can tell me anything and I won’t 
be able to remember it tomorrow. 
Anonymous 
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The only way I can honor my late son is to stay sober,
 that’s what he wanted for me. 
Anonymous 
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I still try to keep things really really simple. 
Anonymous
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If you do those things that were suggested life 
will get better whether you like it or not. 
Anonymous 
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I spend a lot of time in the future and my 
disease doesn’t want me to speak up. 
Anonymous 
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No matter who I had to manipulate it was 
always about getting that next drink. 
Anonymous 
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I shat, showered, and shaved and rushed off to the meeting. 
Anonymous 
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God picked women in my life because 
I wasn’t willing to reach out. 
Anonymous
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I took a piss in the isle of a grocery store and 
the owner said let him go,maybe if he finds out 
what he did, he might seek help. 
Anonymous
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Hell, hell isn’t as bad as it’s all made out to be. 
Anonymous 
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If I stop taking my meds they always ask me,
 in alarm, are you taking your meds? 
I would wonder how they knew, duh! 
Anonymous
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It was the not drinking that I had the problem with. 
Anonymous
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If I’m still thinking about it three days later 
then something has to be wrong. 
Anonymous 
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He told me to turn my life over to whatever
 it would take to get out of the idiot mode. 
Anonymous 
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Don’t let the life AA gave gave you 
get in the way of your AA life. 
Anonymous
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My family believe that if you’re an alcoholic death is close by. 
Anonymous
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In my family booze and drugs ran freely, 
it was like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. 
Anonymous 
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I ended up falling into a relationship 
I shouldn’t have been in. 
Anonymous 
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Each time I would go through the steps 
I would go through a new level of humility. 
Anonymous 
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I had to get to this meeting this morning so 
my wife wouldn’t commit homicide. 
Anonymous 
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We pray for His will for us and not for the results. 
Anonymous 
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Within two days after getting a NFL contract I broke 
my back and the only thing I could move as my face. 
Anonymous 
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I figured that if I had kids it would make things better,
it did, but I lost all seven of them. Twice.
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I was to lose my kids again. Anonymous 
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Today was two years sober I have all my kids back, 
all seven of them, and they are all right here right now. 
Anonymous 
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I asked God to take me where you needed me to be, 
not where I wanted to be. 
Anonymous 
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I’ve trained for 17 years for the pros 
and God brought me here instead. 
Anonymous
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God makes His own calendar, his own appointments 
and has never been late. 
Anonymous 
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I discovered it was my thinking that got me into trouble. 
Anonymous 
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I stay in the bubble and once there I can 
grow and grow and I don’t have to leave the bubble. 
Anonymous
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Once we are here with had too much already. 
Anonymous 
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The most excitement I get today is when my 
phone buzzes in my pocket. 
Anonymous
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After three years in the program and 
a guy said “you needed help, and by that I mean a sponsor”. 
Anonymous
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He said there’s one thing that I can promise 
you and that’s if you do the steps your life will change. 
Anonymous 
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I got sober on an intuitive thought. 
The voice said, why don’t you go to AA. 
I had never heard of a AA. 
Anonymous 
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There’s the decision, a prayer and then there’s action. 
Anonymous 
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The world out there doesn’t change but 
my perception of it does. 
Anonymous 
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If you’re still pumping air you’ve got a chance. 
Anonymous
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I did a real good job of making others look good. 
Anonymous 
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AI have 9 months and am making life-changing decisions. 
Anonymous
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 AA has taught me that’s life and that things are going to happen.
 Anonymous
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The best day of your life is when you get custody of your kids, 
the worst day is when they show up at your front door. 
Anonymous 
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A voice said you don’t know what God’s will 
for you is but it’s not to lay on your bed and
feel sorry for yourself. 
Anonymous 
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In 2008 I made a decision, I was through fighting. 
Anonymous 
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Alcohol became my default in all my issues. 
Anonymous 
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My sponsor said my self-will I just said I was trying to wrest 
satisfaction out of the world so I could control it. 
Anonymous 
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I got arrested after having an accident, how is doing 
some inappropriate action with a woman while driving. 
Anonymous 
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When I first saw these steps I rewrote those as Sam sees it. 
Anonymous 
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He said, in closing as he left, tough s***, don’t drink, 
call your sponsor, and help someone else. 
Anonymous
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Coming to meetings is the core of my life, 
I come here and I’m humbled. 
Anonymous 
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If I cut my left arm off, or I cut my right arm off,
 I can still drink because all I need to do is get
 alcohol in me through an enema. 
Anonymous 
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Only a fool would do tomorrow what are you wouldn’t do today. 
Anonymous 
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The woman who left me 30 years ago in Germany 
is now my present wife. 
Anonymous
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I was doing all the things suggested to me but 
I was doing them robotically. 
So, tonight I will do a much better 10th step. 
Anonymous
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‘FucketBob’ died this morning. 
My first sponsored by of cancer,
 my second sponsor died and 
I went to Bob and ask him if 
he would be my sponsor, he said 
‘I’m not going to be your sponsor, 
you’re the kiss of death’. 
Anonymous
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 I am my own dilemma. 
Anonymous 
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I don’t have a trigger for my anger now, 
I don’t have to go back into the bars. 
I’m shooting blanks
Anonymous 
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You can’t do anything in this program 
without first admitting you’re powerless 
over Alcohol. 
Anonymous 
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I was a little kid with a genius IQ
and overly protected by my two
 sisters and my mother. 
Anonymous 
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I staggered through life. 
Anonymous 
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I knew I had to do the first step and 
all the others I should have done 
just growing up. 
Anonymous
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If you’re miserable and not drinking, 
start praying. 
Anonymous 
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I tend to visit unmanageability 
from time to time, and every time
 I’m lost again. 
Anonymous
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 My sponsor said are you drinking today?
And I said ‘no’, and he said ‘then you’re a winner’. 
And I said why do I want to kill myself? 
Anonymous 
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Pain makes you vulnerable, 
vulnerable to the beauty of 
the world around you. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t think I was powerless over alcohol,
 because I drank at certain times and those
 times got closer and closer together. 
Anonymous 
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Nothing Stops a bullet like a job, 
so when I got out of prison I got a job. 
Anonymous
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A voice in my head said it’s a shortcut to a better life. 
Anonymous 
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I feel like using swear words in 
memory of ‘f****** Bob’. 
Anonymous 
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I came into the Fellowship weighing 56 lbs.
Anonymous 
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Bill W. had to let go of any kind of 
grandiosity in order to get to doctor Bob. 
He was desperate. 
Anonymous
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I dealt with sexual harassment at 
the age of 3 years old and never 
told my father and if he knew about
 it it would have destroyed him. 
Anonymous 
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My aunt Drank Sherry in a little glass, 
and at times she would pour what was 
left back into the bottle. 
Anonymous 
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Remember one of the moments 
when I actually felt a great Freedom, 
although I had absolutely terrified myself. 
Anonymous 
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I got the curse of a strange freedom
from that first drink. 
Anonymous 
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I remember the first party at my 
house and the house was a wreck. 
People stayed around all night long 
cleaning up for me. 
They didn’t have to do that,
 but they did. 
Anonymous
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 I spent most of my life working 
on a diving boat and as a girl I 
wanted to be the toughest bloke there. 
Anonymous 
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I became more expansive in life,
 became more offencive and oppressive. 
Anonymous 
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I had to come to the conclusion that 
I actually had feelings and discovered 
what emotions were. 
Anonymous 
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The worst place for this alcoholic is 
between these two ears. 
Anonymous
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I was living in Thomas Square Park 
and sleeping in the doorway of a 
church and I thought I had it together. 
Anonymous 
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He said your life is your story. 
Anonymous 
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I was just a common drunk.
Anonymous 
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The Department of Corrections 
corrected my behavior. 
Anonymous 
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Today God gives me the gift of the present. 
Anonymous 
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I finally discovered and what I had thought was boredom
 in my life was actually Serenity. 
Anonymous 
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I need somebody with sanity to check my ideas.
Anonymous
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What I found was that short pain 
creates long-term satisfaction and
 that short-term satisfaction creates long-term pain. 
Anonymous 
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I grew up with Hellfire and Damnation. 
Anonymous 
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When I drink I thought I had the 
John Wayne handbook, I could talk to girls. 
Anonymous 
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I started going to places that opens at 4 a.m.
and said that I wasn’t that bad. 
Anonymous
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Step 3 to me was about faith. 
I know everything is going to be okay. 
Anonymous
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I’m an over-thinker as well and it 
can take me way out there. 
Anonymous 
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We have no opinions on outside issues, 
hence I have no opinion on what do you believe. 
Anonymous 
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I am a college graduate and up to five 
years ago I had never been homeless. 
Anonymous
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I realized that the greatest freedom 
for me was when I discovered that
we are equal. 
Anonymous
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 I got a Big Book while in jail and before
I went to prison I knew I was an Alcoholic. 
Anonymous 
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He said you need to do service, 
recovery and Unity will combine the two. 
Anonymous 
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When I got here I thought this 
place was good for you, 
but I was going to be moving on. 
Anonymous 
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So, recovery, unity and service 
nearly 20 years later has kept me sober. 
Anonymous 
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There’s something about the breakfast meetings 
because it will reflect over the afternoon. 
Anonymous 
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When people gave me a hug 
I didn’t like it and my wife said 
‘who gives you the right to take 
away their chance to give you a hug’? 
Anonymous 
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Politics, how to bring out the worst in people. 
Anonymous 
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I would wake up and have a drink 
and after that first drink I was gone. 
Anonymous 
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I got mad, left the group, and then came back 
and the group had gone on without me. 
Anonymous
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I came here to train dogs, I’m an Eskimo, 
that’s what we do train our dogs. 
Anonymous 
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I moved to Hawaii so I wouldn’t freeze to death 
in Alaska when I passed that, and I was always 
passing out. 
Anonymous
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 Narcissist don’t have to make amends because 
they’re never wrong. 
Anonymous 
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This is not on and on and on and on Anonymous. 
Anonymous 
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The opposite of sober is not drinking but dry. 
Anonymous 
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I married my best friend, my drinking buddy, 
it’s like I got stabbed in the back. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t have a problem with drinking, 
my wife had a problem with my drinking. 
Anonymous
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