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by maurits
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Life is too hard...
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Life is too hard...

Hanna wrote:
never occurred to me to keep my focus on just today.


Once I stopped drinking I stopped accumulating more trouble.

The steps didn't fix my life, they showed me how to deal with it, peacefully.
thank you hanna for sharing,

maurits
by maurits
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 20
Views: 11833

Re: Step 1

Stepchild wrote:
I didn't come to AA to stop drinking.....I came to AA to stop suffering.
indeed

thank you
by maurits
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Going to first meeting tommorow in years.
Replies: 20
Views: 4906

Re: Going to first meeting tommorow in years.

AnonyDeX wrote:
almost 48 hours sober.
well done!

every minute sober is a miracle!

just for today,

safe safe and connected,

hug, maurits
by maurits
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day one under my belt....
Replies: 12
Views: 2613

Re: Day one under my belt....

that help us to understand that we are no longer alone in our problems. indeed, i can relate, i remember a conversation after an AA meeting in early recovery, i was asked the question: do you really think that you are the only human being with these problems? i replied: uh yes... :-) blessed that m...
by maurits
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Higher Power road blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 2707

Re: Higher Power road blocks

Tommy-S wrote:
Just work the Steps. You'll be contacted.
indeed tommy indeed :-D


blessed that my higher power still guides me, step by step, one day at a time,

thank you all for sharing experience, strength and hope,

stay safe and connected,

kind regards,

maurits
by maurits
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Today I'm grateful for...
Replies: 166
Views: 68825

Re: Today I'm grateful for...

dear fellows, while riding my bike earlier today, i was nearly hit by a car in traffic, i'm especially amazed that i didn't attack the driver involved, because it almost seemed that he did it deliberately, just glad and grateful that no one was injured and that nothing was damaged, i have to admit t...
by maurits
Sat May 17, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: My life is a major disappointment
Replies: 14
Views: 6184

Re: My life is a major disappointment

thought I would feel financially and emotionally established by this time in my life! indeed i can relate, since my expectations and disappointments were related, i had to detect my own expectations about life first in order to face my general sense of disappointment in life, especially step 4 help...
by maurits
Thu May 15, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 12
Views: 2377

Re: Struggling

the hell with it lets drink yes indeed, i can relate to the struggles with those thoughts, especially with those specific words: the hell with it , what worked for me was sharing about it with my sponsor and other recovering alcoholics and addicts, gradually i became more aware of the red flags and...
by maurits
Sat May 10, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: *Edit
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: *Edit

I'm here to get help for the ALCOHOL abuse I'm engaging in How can I trust anyone, especially strangers? indeed i can relate, in my experience getting help for my alcohol and cocaine addiction was a good action, first things first, so to speak, since my ability to trust in general was seriously dam...
by maurits
Sat May 10, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: May 10. Nothing changes if. . .
Replies: 14
Views: 10845

Re: May 10. Nothing changes if. . .

strider wrote:
and here I am at a full year sober. An amazing year, thanks to this site and to all of you -- like so many have said: The Steps are the program.
congratulations strider!

indeed step by step and then suddenly...

enjoy! hug maurits
by maurits
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Home Alone?
Replies: 4
Views: 5636

Re: Home Alone?

realized that the night was still fairly young. I started a movie on Net Flicks that I'd been meaning to watch, made myself a bowl of ice cream and enjoyed the evening. A little more than two years ago, this would not have been possible. yes, i can relate, really love the progress with being "home ...
by maurits
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Mush brain
Replies: 10
Views: 5645

Re: Mush brain

Lali wrote:
And by all means, please get started with meetings no matter how you feel.
yes i can relate,

in early recovery, i drank coffee as if my life depended on it :-)

my nerves already needed extra time to regenerate,

nowadays i seldom drink coffee, but when i do, i calmly enjoy it,

hug, maurits
by maurits
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: 4th step and emotions
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

Re: 4th step and emotions

Please tell me this is a normal reaction and that there's some relief beyond this. yes it is, in my experience, first all the dirt had to go, with the help of other recovering alcoholics and addicts, i kept going on, after this i didn't have to carry it (guilt, self-condemnation) anymore, yes i had...
by maurits
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Year Today
Replies: 15
Views: 3619

Re: One Year Today

Marine28 wrote:
Today I am celebrating my one year sober anniversary!
deborah congratulations!

today is a good day :-)

hug, maurits
by maurits
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Feel like I am making Husband give up drinking
Replies: 9
Views: 8650

Re: Feel like I am making Husband give up drinking

don't want him to resent me while reading, i realized that i'm less considerate towards others than i initially thought, just being too self absorbed i guess, especially when it comes to "my" recovery, self absorbed thoughts accompanied by a certain attitude: so since i don't drink alcohol today, n...