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by PaigeB
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 18th
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 18th

Any one who tries it knows that the old alcoholic thinking is apt to come back on us when we least expect it. Building a new life is a slow process, but it can be done if we really follow the A.A. program.... ... God gives it (Faith) to me in response to my prayers, because it is a necessary weapon...
by PaigeB
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 18th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 18th January Daily Reflection

When I was still drinking, I couldn't respond to any of life's situations the way other, more healthy, people could. The smallest incident triggered a state of mind that believed I had to have a drink to numb my feelings. But the numbing did not improve the situation, so I sought further escape in ...
by PaigeB
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 105
Views: 4604

Re: Military Requirement

Wow that does suck Bub. Have you tried working through the office that that makes the requirement? Do they say, "Just talk to someone and that meets the requirement?" Maybe you can get a local General Physician or counselor to do that check-in with you? There are always options. And my sponsor likes...
by PaigeB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 15th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: 15th January Daily Reflection

From my first days in A.A., as I struggled for sobriety, I found hope in these words from our founders. My favorite words of the Big Book! I found Hope. This was truly me and I nearly cry with Gratitude every time I come across this passage! With few exceptions they have tapped an unsuspected inner...
by PaigeB
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 12th
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 12th

The longer we're in A.A., the more natural this way of life seems. Our old drinking lives were a very unnatural way of living. Our present sober lives are the most natural way we could possibly live. During the early years of our drinking, our lives weren't so different from the lives of a lot of o...
by PaigeB
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 12th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: 12th January Daily Reflection

Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. This is to adopt a realistic humility without which no genuine advance can even begin. Again and again, we shall need to return to that unflattering point of departur...
by PaigeB
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 11th
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 11th

And we found out that helping others made us happy and also helped us to stay sober. Happiness is a bit overrated. I found peace instead. When I first sobered up I was a torture to live with. One day I had an argument with my husband. I was SO angry I left the house. (mind you, he was not arguing b...
by PaigeB
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Anxiety surrounding the first chair/speaking in meetings
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Re: Anxiety surrounding the first chair/speaking in meetings

That is just so familiar to me actually. I have been facing this kind of issue since I was a kid. I still remember the first time when I faced this issue, I was at school, and I just forgot everything single thing that I had to say. When I am in a meeting it is good for me to forget what I WANT to ...
by PaigeB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 10th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: 10th January Daily Reflection

We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. This is the first step in recovery: We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. I would readily admit to you, and to anyone, that...
by PaigeB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 10th

When we were drinking... To us, humility looked like weakness. Meditation for the Day I will come to God in faith and He will give me a new way of life. This new way of life will alter my whole existence, the words I speak, and the influence I have. They will spring from the life within me... Praye...
by PaigeB
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 8th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 8th January Daily Reflection

The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 24 Medical facts not NOT obscure. I have a disease. I break out in the Phenomena of Craving instead of breaking out...
by PaigeB
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 8th
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 8th

Friday, January 8 Thought for the Day Everyone who comes into A.A. knows from bitter experience that he or she can't drink. I know that drinking has been the cause of all my major troubles or has made them worse. Now that I have found a way out, I will hang onto A.A. with both hands. Saint Paul onc...