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OCT.23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   A deep stab wound must heal from within outward, or fresh tissue would grow over the lip of the wound and prevent the necessary drainage from beneath. Blood poisoning … [Read more]

OCT.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   In spite of evidence to the contrary,  we still persist in wondering what would happen,  after our several months of sobriety, if we again took a drink.   We … [Read more]

OCT.21, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.21, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES          Eye Opener (1950)   Beauty that only appeals to the eye is shallow and is of short duration. A thought is only beautiful if it inspires beautiful action. A masterpiece of … [Read more]

OCT.20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   Faith is probably the first natural virtue that the human being acquires.  A baby’s reaction to its mother is different from earliest infancy.  It is an … [Read more]

OCT.19, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.19, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES Eye Opener (1950)   There can be no improvement in the world without  the improvement of the people who constitute it.  There can be no improvement in people unless it  is in improved … [Read more]

OCT.18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   In our introduction into AA, we were admonished,  “Easy does it,” in order to guard against the evil  of trying to swallow more than we could digest.  There is so … [Read more]

OCT.17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Youth might be termed a zest for living.  As long as we have enthusiasm for living, we are young regardless of years.  Too often the alcoholic has taken so … [Read more]

OCT.13,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, In a Time Magazine article from 2009, Justin Fox writes that after the 9/11 terrorist attacks   “President Bush didn't call for sacrifice. He called for shopping. "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your … [Read more]

OCT.16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Can you imagine a state of mind absolutely free of fear?  It is extremely hard for us who have had Fear, Worry and Uncertainty as constant companions most of our … [Read more]

Henry G. (Hank) P. 1895-1954 AA #2 in New York

Henry G. (Hank) P. 1895-1954   Biography by Mike O. of  "The Just Do It Big Book Study Group of Alcoholics Anonymous," DeBary, Florida.           Hank P. was a business dynamo who was the first alcoholic to recover in New York, following Bill … [Read more]

MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear Friends, The writer Alice Walker has good advice for all of us who practice mindfulness meditation when she writes, Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. As a mindfulness teacher I feel such joy when folks describe feelings that … [Read more]

OCT.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   By the grace of God, we alcoholics have acquired certain characteristics that have made us beneficial to the earth. We have become, in fact, the salt of the … [Read more]

OCT.14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   The poor old drunk has ever had to face the wrath  of the law and an indignant world.  Lectures, threats, jail sentences, booby hatches  and asylums have proven to … [Read more]

OCT.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Everyone agrees that excessive drinking is an evil.  The alcoholic is convinced that for him it is a necessary evil.  He thinks he would surely die if he didn’t … [Read more]

OCT.11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   There is such an abundance of religions, sects, creeds and cults that it is little wonder that many thousands of non-alcoholics have thrown up their hands in … [Read more]

SEPT. 2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS ( WHAT I HEARD)

HEARD SEPT. 2016 AT MEETINGS (NOT WHAT WAS SAID BUT WHAT I HEARD)     And that's how it started                     The history of AA using the Serenity Prayer Just before Ruth Hock (AA's 1st secretary) left, a news clipping whose content was … [Read more]