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by Larry_H
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unusual Closing Prayers
Replies: 16
Views: 5652

Re: Unusual Closing Prayers

Nothing unusual about the closing prayers in the groups I attend. They usually open with the Serenity Prayer and close with The Lords Prayer. One group opens with the "Set Aside Prayer". --------------------------------------------------------------- SET ASIDE PRAYER Dear God, let me set aside every...
by Larry_H
Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Different Types of Groups
Replies: 15
Views: 9933

Re: Different Types of Groups

I tend to prefer attending smaller AA groups for a different reason. During my active drinking I was always hiding under the radar and being very evasive. When I started AA I found that if it was a large group that I had the same tendency to hide. I could come in to the meeting at the last minute, t...
by Larry_H
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Different Types of Groups
Replies: 15
Views: 9933

Re: Different Types of Groups

My home group is unique .. its a big book meeting. We read from the book. No messin around, no circus. Serious ppl that behave like adults who are working hard at learning a serious solution to a serious problem. Happy Camper, I hope you are having fun also. The Big Book says that we are not a glum...
by Larry_H
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Meeting Etiquette - Taking Notes
Replies: 16
Views: 8345

Re: Meeting Etiquette - Taking Notes

when taking my term as secretary, I was asked to note who was there and the content of the meeting. Hazel Hazel, That's amazing. In the groups I belong to we would have a mass exodus and no one would return if they knew a secretary was noting who was present. Is this a common practice in the UK? La...
by Larry_H
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Young People In AA
Replies: 17
Views: 12264

Re: Young People In AA

Jenni wrote:If someone in recovery drinks, do they have to start the 12 steps over again?
Only if they want long term sobriety

Larry,
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We have a disease that tells us we don't have a disease
by Larry_H
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Side Effects of Sobriety - Fatigue and/or Whacky Dreams
Replies: 9
Views: 6375

Re: Side Effects of Sobriety - Fatigue and/or Whacky Dreams

Crazy sleep patterns and whacky dreams are very common in early sobriety. I have been there and done that. The good news is no one dies from a lack of sleep and as you already found out you can get a lot done. The best news, THIS TOO SHALL PASS! Larry, ------------------ The wreckage of the past is ...
by Larry_H
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hello my names Karen and I'm an alcoholic
Replies: 8
Views: 3371

Re: Hello my names Karen and I'm an alcoholic

Welcome Karen

Congrats on 30 X 24. That rollercoaster ride will slowly smooth out to flatter track.

Larry,
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Doing what is written in the Big Book produces the promises in the Big Book.
by Larry_H
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 90 days and feeling great
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: 90 days and feeling great

Congratulations on achieving 90 by 24 sober. Thanks for sharing, sounds like you want what we have to offer. Life gets better the longer you work the program. When we start feeling really good we need to watch out for the temptation to slack off on our program. Alcoholism is cunning, baffling and po...
by Larry_H
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: When to Find Sponsor?
Replies: 22
Views: 10135

Re: When to Find Sponsor?

I never heard of anyone suggesting waiting 30 days or any other length of time. Many people get some weird ideas about the program but good advice is if it is not in the big book then question it. Occasionally there is a valid suggestion that is not in the big book. Sponsorship comes to mind. Larry,...
by Larry_H
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: When to Find Sponsor?
Replies: 22
Views: 10135

Re: When to Find Sponsor?

You ask how long should you wait to get a sponsor and work the steps?

My question to you is how long do you want to wait to get better?

Larry,
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1. I liked it
2. Then I needed it.
3. Then I couldn't stop it.
by Larry_H
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: If I was doing any better, I would need to be two people
Replies: 1
Views: 967

If I was doing any better, I would need to be two people

If I was doing any better, I would need to be two people. :D I spent Tuesday morning in an operating room under general anesthesia in yet another failed attempt to remove a boulder size kidney stone from my right kidney. By the Grace of God and AA I woke up on the green side of the grass and sober....
by Larry_H
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: uncomfortable moment today
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: uncomfortable moment today

The apartments called this morning. I just have to get them one more thing, a notarized letter stating that one of my parents will be giving me $80 a month. This is because I am $80 short of the income they want (2 and 1/2 months rent). If I can get them this letter on Friday, then I can sign the l...
by Larry_H
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The drugs v alcohol debate
Replies: 92
Views: 16787

Re: The drugs v alcohol debate

I never realised that I belonged to such an elite society> Drug addicts are lesser beings ? Different? Not welcome in our meetings? Hey, folks.....we are bumch of falling apart drunks, rejected by 'normal' society, wife/husband abusers, child beaters..the list is endless...No, it must surely end wi...
by Larry_H
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Dry for 10 years without program
Replies: 25
Views: 9920

Re: Dry for 10 years without program

Hi everyone, I need some advice. I firmly believe in the necessity of 'qualification' before trying to help someone through the steps i.e. finding out if the person is a 'real alcoholic' as described in the Big Book. The book talks about the two key factors of qualification: physical allergy and me...
by Larry_H
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty
Replies: 15
Views: 5363

Re: Developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty

Ken,

Congratulations for not taking the easier softer way.

Larry,
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THE MATURITY PRAYER
God, Grant me the maturity
to accept what I'm feeling
and the courage to correct
the actions that I took
that made me feel this way.