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CHUCK D.

The great artist is the simplifier.  --Henri Amiel Just as an artist creates through simplification, so a person's recovery process grows and deepens as one simplifies their life. This isn't easy to do in our fast paced and high-powered world. We … [Read more]

AUGUST 2,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 2,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   “I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don't want to be.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD   A … [Read more]

AUGUST 3,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 3,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   “I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don't want to be.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD   A … [Read more]

AUGUST 4,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 4,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation "some fact of my life" unacceptable to me, and I can find … [Read more]

AUGUST 5,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 5,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn't work.”  Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his … [Read more]

Some more from Chuck D,

On Cultivating Tolerance by Dr. Bob S. Copyright © AA Grapevine, Inc July 1944   During nine years in AA, I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and zeal not only maintain sobriety but … [Read more]

Memorial Service for Dr. Bob

Memorial Service for Dr. Bob 24th Street Clubhouse, New York City, N.Y. November 15, 1952 A meeting was held at the 24th Street Club House in memory of Dr. Bob. A recording of Dr. Bob's last talk was played and a portrait of Dr. Bob was … [Read more]

Chuck D.

Suffering is a journey, which has an end. Matthew Fox Pain is part of life. To live a spiritual life, we need a way to understand the suffering we sometimes endure. Looking back at other difficult times can give us a better perspective of the pain … [Read more]

From Chuck D.

How should one live? Live welcoming to all. --Mechtild of Magdeburg Welcoming is a spiritual practice we met when we came to this program. We may recall our first meetings and how welcome we felt in this group of fellow sufferers. It gave us hope … [Read more]

JULY 21,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 21,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “It will take time to clear away the wreck. Though old buildings will eventually be replaced by finer ones, the new structures will take years to complete.”  ― Alcoholics … [Read more]

JULY 22,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 22,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “We sometimes hurt those we love because they need to be “taught a lesson,” when we really want to punish. We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for … [Read more]

JULY 23,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 23,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to … [Read more]

JULY 24,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 24,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD “The truth , when … [Read more]

JULY 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being servile or scraping. As God's people we stand on our feet; we don't crawl before anyone.”  ― Alcoholics … [Read more]

Some good ones from Chuck D.

If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more. --Jules Renard Spiritual and emotional growth is a process of raising our awareness. Reflecting on our growth as people, before this program and … [Read more]

JULY 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don't want to be.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD “It … [Read more]