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by JohnDaniels
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Promises! Promises! - More Bad Jokes?
Replies: 32
Views: 24588

Re: Promises! Promises! - More Bad Jokes?

A group of women unable to take birth control pills were at a Birth Control Support Group. They went around the room sharing what worked for them. 1st woman: "Well I can't take birth control pills so here's what my husband and I have found to work. I use an I.U.D. and we have found it to be success...
by JohnDaniels
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the rooms
Replies: 76
Views: 75766

Re: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the r

Heard at a meeting "I've been shot 3 times. Stabbed twice. This scar on the side of my head is from getting blind sided by a bottle of Thunderchicken. (starts to pull his pants down) and I got a scar down here I'm real fond of (stopped by chair person). Someone set an explosion under a pallet I was...
by JohnDaniels
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: People With Willingness to Try the program!
Replies: 5
Views: 4742

Re: People With Willingness to Try the program!

Great post Avaneesh912

It reminds of "Nothing happens in Gods World by mistake" and the way things have a reason for happening. Perhaps the informative conversation you guys had will have the much needed change in his life. Great 12 Step work.

Have a great day!
by JohnDaniels
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Are there any runners here?
Replies: 41
Views: 36388

Re: Are there any runners here?

Well I think Jackson Browne said it best Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields In 65 I was seventeen and running up 101 I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on ... This story has an amusing end to it: I ran from t...
by JohnDaniels
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Promises! Promises! - More Bad Jokes?
Replies: 32
Views: 24588

Re: Promises! Promises! - More Bad Jokes?

A guy was standing on the corner messing in his pants Someone walked up to him and said, "Man you stink!" Stinky replied, "Yeah I know I stink. I'm messing in my pants". The other man said, "Why?" Stinky replied, "Well ... I don't really know". The other man said, "Look. A friend of mine is a really...
by JohnDaniels
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Desperately seekong advice after break up
Replies: 6
Views: 4647

Re: Desperately seekong advice after break up

Paige has given you some outstanding advice as have the others about getting hold of Al-Anon. It really works. I know you're hurting deep in your heart and your soul. I've seen how the AA way of life has performed miracles and transformed the lives of alcoholics and the families of alcoholics. Yes y...
by JohnDaniels
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Spiritual Awakening Depression!
Replies: 33
Views: 20227

Re: Spiritual Awakening Depression!

Hi Pete, I read your post about the loss of your son but didn't have time to post a few days ago when I read it. I just wanted to thank you and share some of my own experience strength and hope over the loss of my son about the same time as yours. By the way Pete, I really enjoy reading your posts. ...
by JohnDaniels
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I DONT FIT IN
Replies: 14
Views: 6513

Re: I DONT FIT IN

Ok im about to explode. Im going to AA ive been going for 5 months but have been sober for 2 weeks. Ive never felt i fit in, and THIS IS HARD because AA is my last option or I just go back to my old ways, end up in the hospital or dead. I try to approach people, I know ive got my things and im an "...
by JohnDaniels
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Humility
Replies: 12
Views: 10380

Re: Humility

I prefer just the dictionary definition of words. I find there's often confusion between "humility" and "humiliation". 2 similar words with completely different meaning. Here's a helpful clue: If you're coming out of a drunken stupor with your underpants wrapped around one leg and wondering why peo...
by JohnDaniels
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: What's the point of meetings?
Replies: 34
Views: 18935

Re: What's the point of meetings?

Great topic Alex The 2 books, the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous and the AA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions book explain to us in detail some of our most common defects of character. Those 2 books along with my first sponsor helped me take a good look at myself. A real honest look. One guy called it "Brut...
by JohnDaniels
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"
Replies: 23
Views: 14038

Re: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"

I am so sorry to hear this happened I can say from where I stand a member with 38 years clean and sober, not all old timers are that nasty although I do see it from time to time. Maybe it's the shame they feel so they will shame others when ever they can. I'll try to explain a little of what I mean ...
by JohnDaniels
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: I'm at the point to find a sponsor
Replies: 16
Views: 10600

Re: I'm at the point to find a sponsor

Nitros

I just signed on here so I'm sorry for being a little late in my reply

Here's what works for me as far as a sponsor - I looked for a person who I admired, respected and who I might want to kind of pattern after

I found him and it has worked out great

Best wishes