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JAN.26,2017 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, As a leader and host of a mindfulness meditation group meeting weekly now for 19 years, I can tell you what you already know – people are wigging out.  Writing recently about the inauguration on Lion’s Roar, Susan Piver says we … [Read more]

JAN.2017 HEARD AT ALA-NON MEETING

HEARD AT ALA-NON MEETING When I say no I feel like I'm putting myself in danger.  Al-anon member ======================== If things are okay I always tend to think the shoes are you going to drop on the other foot. Ala-non … [Read more]

JAN.31,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.31,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Man is the only animal that smiles,  and he is the only one that has need of it.  Not that God provided more for the animal  kingdom than He did for us.  But man, … [Read more]

JAN.30,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.30,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES Eye Opener (1950)   The subconscious aim of practically all men  is to get the most and the best out of every day of their lives.  It is a simple creed and if honestly followed, day by … [Read more]

JAN.29,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.29,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) No man ever lived without a God of some kind. If it was not the God of Abraham or of the Christian conception, it was the sun, or Nature, or thunder or mythical gods. It … [Read more]

JAN.28,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.28,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Reduced to its simplest form, the only true worship is to love God,  and the only way to demonstrate this love is to serve your fellow man.  We in AA show the extent of … [Read more]

JAN.27,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.27,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Man is the only animal that smiles,  and he is the only one that has need of it.  Not that God provided more for the animal  kingdom than He did for us.  But man, … [Read more]

JAN.26,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.26,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES     Eye Opener (1950) Criticism is often the sincerest form of flattery.  We are all subject to it at times if we do anything at all.  When criticism does arise, and before you build up a … [Read more]

JAN.25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) You can’t swim like a fish, run like a deer, fight like a tiger or fly like a bird. Every one of your five senses is excelled by some member of the animal kingdom. Man, … [Read more]

JAN.24,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.24,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   We veterans of the Alcoholic Wars that raged within ourselves can bear testimony to the  fact that it was only when we called upon  the God of our understanding that … [Read more]

JAN.23, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.23, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Had Doctor Bob died in May 1935, he would have died a failure – a man who had wasted years of training and exceptional ability, a despair and a disappointment to his … [Read more]

JAN.22, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.22, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The greatest battles of life are won or lost without the sound of a single shot. Suppose Christ had lost His battle with Satan at the time of His temptation? Its … [Read more]

January 21,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

January 21,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Many of the uninformed non-alcoholics looked upon us of the Drinking Fraternity as lazy bums.  They do not know the planning and scheming required to raise the … [Read more]

ERNIE G. – AA #4

ERNIE G. - AA #4 and Dr. Bob's daughter, Sue's first husband The man generally considered AA number 4 was Ernie Galbraith, who first got sober in the summer of 1935, when Bill Wilson was still staying with the Smiths in Akron.   Described as a … [Read more]

JAN.20,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.20,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   "Every spiritual step must be accompanied by the willingness and the appearance of feeling foolish. There is no escape from the prison of your old acquired self without a … [Read more]

JAN.19,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.19,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) You cannot know and appreciate wisdom unless  you are also acquainted with a liberal amount of pure folly. Folly provides the lessons that really stick in our  memories … [Read more]