Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

MAY 15, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Too few people can distinguish the difference between  the moderate or social drinker and the compulsive drinker.  In fact, the line is so indistinct that the drinker  himself does not know until it is too … [Read more]

MAY 14, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) In Step Eight, we “made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.”   It is a lot easier to list those persons whom we have harmed by some intentional and direct action … [Read more]

MAY 13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The aim of AA is not Sobriety but Happy Sobriety. The most effective and, incidentally, the soberest group, is the happiest group. It is possible that you can’t speak at meetings, maybe you are not in a position to … [Read more]

MAY 12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES  Eye Opener (1950) It would be possible for a nation, or even the world, to exist without many of the natural resources we have. But no nation could exist without men. The strength of the nation is the strength of its men.   The men who … [Read more]

MAY 11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   The span of human life is such a small part of eternity that the length of your life, whether it be 20 years or 100, is of no moment. Yet the lifespan of some men has, and will continue to have, great influence … [Read more]

MAY 10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Real reforms are in people, not in movements. All the laws and demands of church, state and family could not make us change our drinking habits. But the day eventually came when we wanted to change and then, and then … [Read more]

MAY 9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) When God makes a tree, it is exactly the species,  size and shape He intended it to be.  Nothing the tree can do will alter it in the slightest degree.   God, however, … [Read more]

MAY 8, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The churches in their quarrels over purely sectarian  issues have done much to divert attention from  the primary purpose of religion, which is spirituality.   Some pastors take a more critical attitude … [Read more]

MAY 5,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

MAY 5,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA   Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 5/5/16, for meditation and discussion at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a … [Read more]

MAY 7,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The Program is often referred to as a Selfish Program, and it is primarily that. Jesus of Nazareth told us to “Love our neighbors AS ourselves.” We are supposed to love ourselves, and in so doing, we should give to … [Read more]

MAY 6,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Effort has been made to carry AA into schools and young people’s organizations, but the effective response has been so negligible that it has usually been abandoned after a short trial.   AA is a program for … [Read more]

MAY 5, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Loneliness drives more people to the Gin Mill than almost any other single factor – perhaps even the compulsion to drink.   In the old days when our society was objectionable to all our old friends, we would from … [Read more]

MAY 4,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) When we take the first drink, we invite the dead certainty of physical illness, untold sorrows, shame and degradation. That first drink has built more hospitals, jails, poorhouses and insane asylums than any other … [Read more]

MAY 3,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The reasoning of the practicing alcoholic is in such  foul shape that he is apt to take any attitude on  the drinking question and usually does.   It is unreasonable to expect them to view their  own or anyone … [Read more]

MAY 2, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Many of us came into AA either in middle life or beyond and feel that with our reasonable life expectancy,  it is practically impossible to atone for our previous wrong actions. The thief at the Crucifixion probably … [Read more]

HEARD AT MEETINGS APRIL,2016

HEARD AT MEETINGS APRIL,2016 The first drink I ever took and the last drink I ever took,  both tasted like more.anon  =============================== Drinking was never a social thing for me,  it was the effect, and the effect … [Read more]