Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

MAY 25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The reformed drunkard has simply corrected his former drinking abuses. With this single exception, he is the same man with the same defects of character that marked his life in his drinking day.   In contrast, the … [Read more]

MAY 24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   We have to think our way out of the quagmire we drank ourselves into. No one led us there and no one can lead us out. The older members can give you a few clues or hints but, in the final analysis, you have to … [Read more]

MAY 23,2016 OF OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) So you have dried up – you’re off the stuff. That’s fine, but many of us have had to face the ridicule of our former drinking pals and, unfortunately, some of us couldn’t take it.   Who was the ringleader of that … [Read more]

MAY 22 , 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) It has always been a source of amusement to observe how belligerent people get in religious controversies, and it is usually true that the less religion they practice, the more they are prone to argue about it.   A … [Read more]

MAY 21 , 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) The door of living that opened upon our advent into AA is also able  to close upon those years of daily dying that are behind us.  That door opened into a long hall that stretched out to a vanishing point;  our … [Read more]

MAY 20 , 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Life is not a succession of days on earth,  but rather it is an accumulation of experiences.  Days are simply time locations where experiences transpired.  The day on which no event occurred is a day lost out of … [Read more]

MAY 19, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Walk In Dry Places No Conditional Sobriety Admission of Powerlessness —   Sobriety in AA is unconditional. This means that there’s never been a reason for drinking, no matter how bad our circumstances may become. As the AA pioneers … [Read more]

MAY 18, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The United Nations and the old League of Nations both recognized the fact that man’s conquest of time and space has brought the nations of the earth into such close and intimate relationship that national problems are … [Read more]

MAY 17, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   The dollar is worth but about half its value of only a few years ago.  Capital gains taxes have depreciated all properties by 25 percent.  Moneys invested in stocks and bonds can be swept away between dawn and … [Read more]

MAY 16, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) It is most discouraging to many of us to find, after many weary months of trying to work on our moral inventory and studied efforts to eliminate some of our worst character defects, that the more we do the more we … [Read more]

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]