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Thursday Morning Reflections

Welcome to the Thursday Morning Reflections Meeting of the e-AA group. My name is Tim and I am an alcoholic.  Krys is our Greeter.

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, the courage to change the things I can, and the 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.)

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This meeting goes for 1 hour, but everyone is invited to stay and chat as long as they like. The chat rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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.

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.

Today's Daily Reflection........

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

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

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. Amen.

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