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by Mike O
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: One Week Sober Today!

PaigeB wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:10 pm
We need a "like" button! :wink: :mrgreen: :arrow:
Actually, yes, we do 😁
by Mike O
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Wish me luck!
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Wish me luck!

Awesome. Good luck.
by Mike O
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do

OK.
Perhaps I should have said that I am uncertain as to the value of the homework. To me it sounds like a distraction.
But, I guess, if it’s working...
😁
by Mike O
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 12 Steps
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: 12 Steps

eran Welcome. The beauty of the program of AA is it has one requirement for membership. 1) A desire to stop drinking. Everything else is just a suggestion to us in the grips of alcoholism. Since we could not summon up enough will power, we had to surrender to this simple program that suggests a spi...
by Mike O
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do

It’s probably me, but the OP appears to realise that he/she is powerless over alcohol and his/her life has become unmanageable (correct me if I’m wrong rayvoo).That’s step 1 done.
So, I’m not at all certain of the point of the “homework”.
by Mike O
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: One Week Sober Today!

Well done, Rachel.
7 days is good going.
Get started on the steps, and before you know it, it’ll be 7 years.
😁
by Mike O
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do

Where does it mention this “homework” business in the book? Sorry, but I agree with Avaneesh. Get another sponsor, if possible. Do what the book recommends and a sponsor to help you with this.
by Mike O
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Second Time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Second Time Around

Hi Rachel

Welcome back.
Work the steps.
Just like you and Paige, I wish I could change some of the past. I can’t, but I can use it to help others.
Stick around.
✌️
by Mike O
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: F*** Fed Up
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: F*** Fed Up

Hi, Eagles, Welcome. You’ve made a start with the discovery that you need help. Like you, I was never arrested or hospitalised. We’ve all made the same discovery about ourselves at different levels on the descent to a common fate. Read the book Alcoholics Anonymous and begin working the steps. Use t...
by Mike O
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New to this but need advice!!
Replies: 23
Views: 456

Re: New to this but need advice!!

Hi Watergirl Welcome to the group It happened to me too, this alcoholism thing. I couldn’t wait to drink and couldn’t stop once started. I read the book and I immediately began to work the steps in the manner suggested in the book. It worked. I’m 12 years sober. Get along to a meeting, but there’s n...
by Mike O
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment towards myself
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Resentment towards myself

Hi KathyAnne, Why not just accept the fact that you are not comfortable with public speaking? It’s no big deal and should certainly not interfere with your serenity. I can sing in front of thousands, but talking in front of a group of two or more is very difficult for me. It’s just the way I am. Don...
by Mike O
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drop the Blanket
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Drop the Blanket

...and, of course, one’s faith does not solely revolve around “going to church”. One’s sobriety does not solely revolve around attendance at meetings.
For me, both of these huge aspects of my life are totally intertwined.
by Mike O
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drop the Blanket
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Drop the Blanket

For me, as a Catholic, this makes total sense of course.
For those who are non-believers, it may help to focus the heart and mind on the power of their own HP.
😁
by Mike O
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to cope with family smoking
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: How to cope with family smoking

Hi
Seems to me you’re kinda stuck with it 😁.
Avoid it as much as possible and use the Serenity prayer.
Other than this, hope you have a great Christmas.
by Mike O
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Musician Wanting to Clean Up
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Musician Wanting to Clean Up

I play in venues with bars all the time. It’s no longer anything I even think about.
The 12 steps work 😁