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NOV.9,2016 MINDFUL MEETING IN MANOA

Dear friends, It’s clear from the election, and its result last night, that we are living in a divided nation, with distrust, fear, and animosity at alarming levels. One of the great challenges we face in life is dealing with disappointment and … [Read more]

NOV.18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Many of us would have been ready to do something  about our drinking problem years before we did,  except for the obstinate determination not to allow the … [Read more]

NOV.17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) When we alcoholics arrived at that point in our  drinking careers that we commonly call “our bottom;” when difficulties were pouring in from every side;  when there … [Read more]

NOV.16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS   DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   To pity distress is a natural human characteristic, except in the case of the poor drunk.  The hospitals want no part of him. He brought it on himself and, … [Read more]

NOV.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Somewhere we read that alcoholics made their own bedlam and then lied out of it. This has not been our experience. We made our own bedlam, it is true, but unfortunately … [Read more]

NOV.14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Love is as necessary to a human being as sunshine is to a plant.  Without it, the soul of man withers, shrivels and dies.  Fortunate is the man who has love given to … [Read more]

NOV.13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   The cry of the single word “Help” will bring more people to your rescue than a long and eloquent oration of your needs. If the God of your understanding is a personal … [Read more]

NOV.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   We are all serving a term here on earth,  and it is a tough rap for we are not only  serving a life term but we are condemned to death in the end.  We can get some … [Read more]

NOV.11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   There is no man alive who is a bigger fool than he who knows everything – even God can’t teach such a one. This characteristic is common among alcoholics, and … [Read more]

NOV.10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   Famous Last Words: “If I had one more drink, I could cut off.” “Lord, get me off this one and I’ll never touch another drop.” “A glass of beer won’t hurt me.” “I’m … [Read more]

NOV.9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Most of us have met persons whom we thought extremely homely until we knew them better. Then we ceased observing their lack of facial beauty and began to appreciate those … [Read more]

NOV.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We in AA have many religious affiliations,  and there are some of us who contend that AA is all the religion they need.  Yet this fact remains: The spiritual facts on … [Read more]

NOV.7,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.7,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   We not only are judged by our words and actions,  but also we are frequently misjudged by them.  If you do or say anything at all,  you will be either judged or … [Read more]

NOV.6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950) For us alcoholics, the First Step in life was the usual toddle of the infant.  The Second Step, we learned to walk erect like a man; the Third Step, we started to … [Read more]

NOV.3,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, Just wanted to share with you a poem by the Gary Snyder, a long time Zen Buddhist practitioner and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, essayist and environmental activist. Mu Ch’I’s Persimmons There is no remedy for satisfying … [Read more]

OCT.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

OCT.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS Every time you laugh you getting a respite from you.Anonymous =========================== He thought Moby Dick was a venereal disease. ================================== You can write your own book in The Nut … [Read more]