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SEPT 17, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT 17, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   It is almost a general rule that no one achieves in life what they planned in their youth.  The great ambitions of our teens never seem to materialize.   In spite … [Read more]

SEPT. 16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT. 16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Many of us, when we get over the Big Trouble – whiskey –  sit back complacently and begin to enjoy our sobriety.   To work the Program successfully, we must … [Read more]

SEPT.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Service ends one of his verses in this fashion:  “It’s the keeping on living that’s hard.”  Living has always been hard, not only for the  alcoholic but for … [Read more]

SEPT.14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   None of us has ever personally known a person  who died and surely went to Heaven.  As all men are sinners, we are told,  then it is assumed that even the … [Read more]

SEPT.13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.13,2016 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 … [Read more]

SEPT.1,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Honolulu folks --> Join us for meditation tomorrow, Thursday 9/1/16, at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please bring; if not, no worries. The front door opens at … [Read more]

AUGUST,2016. HEARD AT MEETINGS ( not what was said but what I heard)

My life during active drinking was at times as fun as it was perilous. Some days nobody went to jail, or ended up in the emergency room. Some days I made it home with money still in my pocket and even after some idiotic exchanges in a drunken rant my … [Read more]

SEPT.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Patience is a virtue that few alcoholics have.  We want to do everything yesterday.  Even after we sober up, we seldom acquire  any substantial amount of this … [Read more]

SEPT.11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.11,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   In their first efforts to grasp the Program, the new men are very frequently at a loss as to how to begin. They feel they have been so wrong in their attitude toward … [Read more]

SEPT. 10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT. 10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Everything you can buy with money will either die, rot,  wither, evaporate or decay.  There is nothing you can purchase that will surely  last as long as you … [Read more]

SEPT.9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   It is not natural for a human being to be entirely contemptuous of public opinion. We all smart under criticism and we all enjoy applause. We cannot be blamed for … [Read more]

SEPT.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES     Eye Opener (1950)   Some of us wear our AA like we wear our clothes, entirely as external adornment and protection – and to hide what is underneath.   There are many, however, who … [Read more]

SEPT. 7, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT. 7, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Centuries ago a man learned to ignite wood artificially.  No one in the world today knows his name, but all modern inventions are directly or indirectly traceable to … [Read more]

SEPT.6,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.6,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   In our drinking days, we were ready to take a poke at anyone who suggested we couldn’t handle our “likker.” It was a very sore spot with us, as we all kidded … [Read more]

AUGUST 25,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Honolulu folks --> Join us for meditation tomorrow, Thursday 8/25/16, at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please bring; if not, no worries. The front door opens at … [Read more]

SEPT.5,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.5,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   It has been observed by many in AA that the surest bet to get our Program is the man who needs it most desperately. His very desperation lends strength to his efforts. … [Read more]