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by BrendaChenowyth
Mon May 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: What's the point of meetings?
Replies: 34
Views: 17136

Re: What's the point of meetings?

To help somebody else feel less alone.
by BrendaChenowyth
Mon May 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Rarely have we seen a person fail... meaning?
Replies: 23
Views: 4909

Re: Rarely have we seen a person fail... meaning?

Be honest, and be of service to others.
by BrendaChenowyth
Wed May 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: what is AA for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: what is AA for?

It's for people who want to stop drinking, period. It has helped me tremendously to stop isolating (especially right now) and go to meetings every day. I walked in to a meeting yesterday morning I had never been to and was DELIGHTED to recognize almost every face in the room, with maybe 4 exceptions...
by BrendaChenowyth
Wed May 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: AA Meeting Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Re: AA Meeting Question

He was the one not showing consideration, to be honest. Everyone should have time to share, and if you have a burning desire or you want to drink you should get a phone list and talk to someone after the meeting. I try not to share unless I have something concise to add.. and is on topic. Often I ju...
by BrendaChenowyth
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Walking out of a meeting
Replies: 40
Views: 12106

Re: Walking out of a meeting

This title caught my eye because I was in a meeting tonight (my second today) that I thought was going to be a step four meeting because it's April. It was on step 2. Still stayed cause it's a great topic. Some of the gentlemen from the halfway house had some nice insights. Someone walked out early....
by BrendaChenowyth
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: "We've met before"
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: "We've met before"

Oh... I meant the other woman might be experiencing shame/discomfort due to her past. I have found one can never ever know what is really going through another person's mind, so I try to be kind. Yes! You are right... I know these women are my sisters stuff gets lost in social media posts this is w...
by BrendaChenowyth
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: "We've met before"
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: "We've met before"

And by need to discuss i mean bring it up so she can tell me how it is and we can moveon lol
by BrendaChenowyth
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: "We've met before"
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: "We've met before"

Sup tomsteve, I think I know you from somewhere lol joke and you're right I am projecting a little bit of everything everywhere I go, particularly I need to discuss with my sponsor how one fellow looks like my fave past enabler try and laugh at myself cause that's really silly at the end of the day ...
by BrendaChenowyth
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: "We've met before"
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

"We've met before"

I have returned to some rooms that I haven't been frequenting as much as I should. I was isolating and playing the avoiding game and sponsor encouraged me to get serious so I'm doing daily meetings and my fourth step now. It's great. Of course there's a butt.. Am I breaching some unspoken rule of et...
by BrendaChenowyth
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Even my boyfriend and my doctor don't believe
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: Even my boyfriend and my doctor don't believe

Alcoholism is the name that we give to the unmanageable state of our lives. Others can't make that determination for us.

Do it for you! 12 step programs are good for us for what they bring us, not for what they take away.
by BrendaChenowyth
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Non religious?
Replies: 20
Views: 6122

Re: Non religious?

Don't be so quick to judge AAs because we claim our higher power has helped us, because you don't know exactly what that higher power is to each one of us. Every person sitting in a room can have a different concept of God and a different take on religion.
by BrendaChenowyth
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiving myself for hurting others
Replies: 16
Views: 7709

Re: Forgiving myself for hurting others

Thank you Paige. That makes sense. I have my sponsor-to-be's number and I keep procrastinating, I was hoping to see her last night, but she missed the meeting.. I'll have to call her tomorrow.. or Thursday :) On New Years day the topic was a great one but it was nothing that I had anything ground-br...
by BrendaChenowyth
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I need advice.I would hate for this to be the reason I stop
Replies: 43
Views: 14047

Re: I need advice.I would hate for this to be the reason I s

Your post goes on quite a bit about your appearance and what you perceive others think of you. I relate to you a lot. In fact, the women who judge you are probably new to AA and still spend an awful lot of time judging themselves. They probably spend very little time thinking about you, they're sel...
by BrendaChenowyth
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: am I still sober if?
Replies: 27
Views: 13498

Re: am I still sober if?

That is exactly what I am saying, that there IS a difference. I wasn't talking about having other addictions, I was talking about not taking things too seriously when we don't have to. If you do have other addictions, that is not what I was referring to.
by BrendaChenowyth
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Suicide & Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Re: Suicide & Choice

I'm glad you have worked out a way to overcome this..We are all here for a reason. We only get to do this once. Why waste it?