Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

JAN.7, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.7, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Choices Looking back we see that our freedom to choose badly was not, after all, a very real freedom. When we chose because we "must," this was not a free choice either. But it got us … [Read more]

JAN.8, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.8, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY God's Gifts We see that the sun never sets upon A.A.'s Fellowship; that more than three hundred and fifty thousand of us have now recovered from our malady; that we have everywhere begun … [Read more]

JAN.9, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.9, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY ". . . we aren't a glum lot. If newcomers could see  no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it.  We absolutely insist on enjoying life." Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition The … [Read more]

JAN.10, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.10, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Honesty From "Inner Voice" "Long before nagging and pressures from others concerning my excessive use of alcohol made any impression on me, the nagging voice of conscience my own inner … [Read more]

JAN. 4,2018 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear Friends,   This year, I decided to not make any resolutions. Well, except for  maybe one.  I resolve to just be myself. I always felt making a set of resolutions meant needing to improve myself, be better at something, or change my body … [Read more]

The Twelve Steps to a Slip 

The Twelve Steps to a Slip    PERSONS who attain sobriety through the A.A. principles, do so only after a thoughtful application of the 12 Suggested Steps to recovery. They happily find themselves on a level plateau of sanity after ascending these … [Read more]

A Manual for Alcoholics Anonymous From AA Group No. 1, Akron, Ohio, 1940 Dr. Bob’s Home Group

A Manual for Alcoholics Anonymous From AA Group No. 1, Akron, Ohio, 1940 Dr. Bob's Home Group (Editor's Note, 1997: Dr. Bob probably wrote or heavily influenced the writing and distribution of this pamphlet. Dr. Bob was the Prince of 12 Steppers, … [Read more]

DEC.2017 HEARD AT MEETINGS

My sponsor said in the first year you can have all the sex you want and in the second year you can have it with a partner. Anonymous ========================= The only thing I heard when I came into the rooms was when they read the … [Read more]

JAN.1, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.1, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Troubles of Our Own Making Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we … [Read more]

JAN.2, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.2, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Bill Undercover AA History Among the odd jobs that Bill cited in Bill's Story was his mention of working on a farm for a month. During 1925, Bill and Lois took off on a trip down the east … [Read more]

JAN.3, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.3, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, … [Read more]

JAN.4, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.4, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY NO MAUDLIN GUILT  Day by day, we try to move a little toward God's perfection.  So we need not be consumed by maudlin guilt. . .  AS BILL SEES IT, p.  … [Read more]

JAN.5, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.5, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY "But there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran  some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink. Our sound reasoning … [Read more]

DEC.28.2018 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear Friends,   Someone once asked Suzuki Roshi, the pioneering Zen teacher from Japan who founded the Zen Center of San Francisco in 1969: “Roshi, what’s the most important thing?” and he answered, “To find out what’s the most important … [Read more]

Enjoy life and smile each day

Enjoy life and smile each day   "There are only two ways to … [Read more]

Night Before Christmas – Big Book Style

Night Before Christmas - Big Book Style 'T'was the night before Christmas, we were all in the club, Enjoying a meeting, instead of a pub, The ashtrays were clean, and the coffee was made, The Big Books were out and we all had prayed. When out … [Read more]