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by maurits
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 6 months yaaaay
Replies: 4
Views: 3725

Re: 6 months yaaaay

carlos wrote:
but in the last 6 months i have achieved more than i have in the 20 years of drinking.
carlos congratulations!

indeed, i can relate,
more progress in active recovery than in active alcoholism :-)
enjoy, hug maurits
by maurits
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Im losing it
Replies: 12
Views: 2971

Re: Im losing it

it is usually negativity that I am feeling in all areas of life. oh yes, i can certainly relate to this one, especially step 4, made me realize my own resentments towards self-righteousness i perceived in others and yes later on also in myself, and also towards specific hypocrites in my past and pr...
by maurits
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 21!
Replies: 17
Views: 4294

Re: Day 21!

acceptance has gotten me thus far. joanne (jojo11) congratulations! indeed, i can relate, it's also my experience that acceptance is vital, and yes, to accept the people, places and things as they occur, is hard, but eventually it's worth the effort, in my case it led to more and more self-acceptan...
by maurits
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:55 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...

I would never have waited. I am grateful for the gift of patience I have received as a result of working the steps. hanna congratulations! indeed, i can relate, many times in my life, i had to loose something first, in order for me to appreciate its value, although i think that even without the alc...
by maurits
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: You never know when...
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

Re: You never know when...

keep your head where your feet are , anything you put before your sobriety you will lose , You never know when the words you need to hear will come back to you thank you hanna! i can relate, earlier today i suddenly became overwhelmed and at that moment a classic AA phrase came to mind: first thing...
by maurits
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hating myself and not sure where to re-start; expect bashing
Replies: 17
Views: 3755

Re: Hating myself and not sure where to re-start; expect bas

thanks lali,
i appreciate it,
hug, maurits
by maurits
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 4th birthday was April 4th
Replies: 11
Views: 7028

Re: 4th birthday was April 4th

Lali wrote:
I decided on a low key birthday this year
lali, congratulations!

still like those, you know, a nice low key birthday :-)

hope you enjoyed yours,

hug maurits
by maurits
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Grateful for the gift
Replies: 15
Views: 10147

Re: Grateful for the gift

chefchip wrote:
Today is my one year anniversary.
chip, congratulations!
enjoy your today :-)

hug, maurits
by maurits
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hating myself and not sure where to re-start; expect bashing
Replies: 17
Views: 3755

Re: Hating myself and not sure where to re-start; expect bas

I expect a probably deserved bashing dear fellows, indeed, i can relate, especially to that dreadful anticipation of impending doom, a gut feeling, that at any moment, suddenly, something negative will happen, this notion of expecting some kind of severe punishment, so to speak, is something i have...
by maurits
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Thinking about quitting...and terrified
Replies: 9
Views: 3250

Re: Thinking about quitting...and terrified

exhausted by this cycle of binge and recovery but just as afraid of what will happen to me if I continue to drink without getting help dear fellows, indeed, exhaustion and anxiety, i can relate, step 1 helped me realize how powerless i was and how unmanageable my life had become, step 2 helped me b...
by maurits
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Having trouble being honest
Replies: 26
Views: 4185

Re: Having trouble being honest

For one reason or another (most likely my fault), I am doing extremely poorly in school. I am also lying to my parents about it. Anyone else ever found themselves in such a situation? dear fellows, i can relate to the unmanageability of these kinds of stressful situations, when i was a teenager, i ...
by maurits
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Stumped on this one
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

Re: Stumped on this one

found this quote troublesome ever since it backfired on me once telling it to a newcomer. He said he hated when we said that, because saints are not perfect either. dear fellows, although i think that any figure of speech may create an ambiguity between literal and figurative interpretation, yet, a...
by maurits
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:48 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...

in the dead of a winter in January, doing my first rehab. thanks Chip! my last rehab was 5 years ago also in January, i became stone cold sober during a winter without bringing my long johns :-) dear fellows, today i'm grateful for receiving a letter with the announcement of an unexpected tax retur...
by maurits
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm new/Hello
Replies: 15
Views: 3606

Re: I'm new/Hello

thanks kjay! hug maurits
by maurits
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Self hatred and fear of people
Replies: 36
Views: 25399

Re: Self hatred and fear of people

Ann and Hawk, thank you! hug maurits