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(CLOSED)Living Sober Early Sunday

Welcome to the Living Sober Early Sunday Meeting  of the e-AA group. My name is  Krys and I am an alcoholic.  Our greeter is

After a moment of silence for the still suffering alcoholic, please join me in saying the Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference.

AA Preamble: ---- Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.

There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. ---- Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. 

(All excerpts from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, copyrighted and used with permission from AAWS.)

If you would like to share please raise your hand by typing !!

When speaking type the word END at the conclusion of your last entry so that everyone knows you have finished.

Please confine responses to thanking the sharer with no interruptions or cross sharing. Brief comments/welcomes/congratulations are acceptable.

The meeting lasts for one hour.
The chat rooms are open for 30 minutes of Fellowship before and after each meeting.
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The e-AA Group is an autonomous online A.A. group. To participate in our business meeting in which the election of trusted servants, group conscience decisions and fellowship takes place, go to   http://www.e-aa.org/maillist.html   click Members, the bottom selection, and fill out the form.

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If you are new to AA and need a temporary sponsor to walk beside you, please e-mail:  http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php 

If you are a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and would like to support the 7th Tradition of the e-AA group, click the 7th Tradition link, situated on the left side of the page as you log into Chat:  http://www.e-aa.org/group_seventh.php 

Do we have any visitors or newcomers who would like to introduce themselves by first name? This is not to embarrass you, but for us to get to know you.

Reminder: Please be respectful of our meetings. Private conversations slow down the meeting room page and distract members who wish to be part of an AA meeting.

This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. As such, it is for AA members to share their experience, strength, and hope with those who have a desire to stop drinking or to learn more about the AA program of recovery from alcoholism. We ask that all who participate confine their discussion to their problems with alcohol.

Our Topic this week is from the book  'Living Sober' : copyrighted by AA World Services, Inc. and reprinted with permission.

**  Please type !! at anytime during reading if you wish to share.**

Would anyone like to add anything before we close the meeting?

That finishes the sharing and I'll now post The Promises to end the meeting:

The AA Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.  We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.  We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.  

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.  We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. 

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.  Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.  We will intuitively know how to  handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises?

We think not.

They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Are there any announcements for upcoming events on e-AA ?

Please remember Anonymity:
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Please join me in closing the meeting with the 11th Step Prayer:

Lord make me a channel of thy peace: that where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness; that where there is discord, I may bring harmony; that where there is error, I may bring truth; that where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that where there is despair,  I may bring hope; that where there are shadows, I may bring light; that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. 

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted; to understand, than to be understood; to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.


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