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by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA's HIGH FAILURE RATE
Replies: 81
Views: 20943

Re: AA's HIGH FAILURE RATE

leejosepho wrote:
DonArkie wrote:... The book states some will have to die for us ...
That sounds to me like some kind of extrapolation.

Got a page number?

Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism

Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.
by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA's HIGH FAILURE RATE
Replies: 81
Views: 20943

Re: AA's HIGH FAILURE RATE

in all reality statistics are not important, what is important is how well stay sober & get back into the main stream of life. The book states some will have to die for us. It's a dang shame that some have to die. But the Twelve Steps of AA helps life make sense.
by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Daily Maintenance
Replies: 11
Views: 3400

Re: Daily Maintenance

it's nice to be loved :D it wasn't for what 2 guys done for one another over 70 plus yrs ago, one drunk helping another we all be in a pickle. Personal maintenance is a must in my life, it keeps my house in order & my side of the street clean. One of the things I like to do is a form of gratitude is...
by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Morbid reflection
Replies: 28
Views: 14178

Re: Morbid reflection

no, I don't think of that, every AM & even here at my shop or before I lay my head down, I appreciate my sobriety and what this GOD given gift has given me. But when sour thoughts come to mind or pity I simply remember what I have to do....................... what was so freely given to me. I do not...
by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA's HIGH FAILURE RATE
Replies: 81
Views: 20943

Re: AA's HIGH FAILURE RATE

the reason of high failures is one thing, "They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty."
by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Morbid reflection
Replies: 28
Views: 14178

Re: Morbid reflection

we all have issues in life, its whether you choose to have them . let go and let god. The answers are in the big book. AA=altered attitudes, change is a process, not an event. That's why they have key words in Chapter 5 "How it works" word like "Half measures availed us nothing", "One who has all po...
by DonArkie
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Morbid reflection
Replies: 28
Views: 14178

Re: Morbid reflection

don't live in the past, live only in today. talk to your sponsor , he's your trusted friend, if you don't have one, get one. this is a we program , not a I program. miracles do happen in AA, you have to stick and be "Willing" to do the work that is suggested. When I find myself in self pity, I know ...
by DonArkie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Living Life on Life's Terms
Replies: 15
Views: 4393

Re: Living Life on Life's Terms

I like to use the phrase "Don't take life so seriously" a close friend in AA gave me that piece of paper and said to remember it when I 1st got sober. I still have that piece of paper and I still follow it to this day.
by DonArkie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to forum,
Replies: 20
Views: 6056

New to forum,

my name is DonArkie, been enjoying the life of good living clean & sober 10 yrs. The only way this is possible is by 1 day @ a time, by GODS grace & the principles of AA. My business has me on the move and AA on-line would be helpful. God Bless my AA family.