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by RustyS
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: What does step 3 mean to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 18308

What does step 3 mean to you?

Hi, my name is Rusty and I'm an alcoholic. As most of you who read this board know, I'm a newcomer. I have 7 days sobriety. I'm currently praying to find the right sponsor. I'm luck that I live in a large city and I have a large AA group I meet with so there is no lack. I just have to find the right...
by RustyS
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do your family relate to your sponsees?
Replies: 16
Views: 5222

Re: How do your family relate to your sponsees?

Tosh wrote:I always give her the bottles of wine I get given from my work customers as tips at Christmas.
Wow. You're strong. I look forward to when I'll be that strong. I gotta have faith and keep working the program.

When I read that sentence you wrote I felt my stomach turn, lol.
by RustyS
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Something to Share
Replies: 18
Views: 3547

Re: Something to Share

Thanks y'all. I'm not really sure if you guys know how much it means to me to have these conversations. I get the feeling that if you're anything like I am, you do know. I know how it feels to be able to wake up without a headache, a feeling of nausea and a feeling of panic because I didn't remember...
by RustyS
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

Re: Hello

Hi LB, I think it shows a lot of courage to post after a slip. I'm not sure I would be so courageous. Good for you. I tried to quit several times to quit on my own. I never read the big book. I never tried anything except just my own will power. I only have 7 days sobriety but this time I things are...
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Thinking about getting a sponsor - I have questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3134

Re: Thinking about getting a sponsor - I have questions

Thanks Lee. I really like that quote from page 85.

--Rusty
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Something to Share
Replies: 18
Views: 3547

Re: Something to Share

Thanks Lee. This spirtual awakening thing is very comforting.

--Rusty
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Thinking about getting a sponsor - I have questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3134

Re: Thinking about getting a sponsor - I have questions

I like what Chris R says about finding a sponsor; just ask someone if they've had a spiritual awakening as a result of working the steps. If they smile and agree, they're good to go. If they look at you strange, ask someone else. Good one, thanks. I'm glad you suggested that. That is exactly what I...
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Thinking about getting a sponsor - I have questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3134

Thinking about getting a sponsor - I have questions

Hi, my name is Rusty, and I'm an alcoholic. Last night a guy I had been talking to at my meetings asked me if I had been thinking about getting a sponsor. It was my fourth meeting in a row so I guess he reckoned I was serious about AA. We talked a little while and he asked me if I prayed, and I do (...
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: How do I know if step 1 is done?
Replies: 16
Views: 13909

Re: How do I know if step 1 is done?

Thanks all, I appreciate your responses. They helped.
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

Re: Hello

Thanks Lali. I will mull it over.

Ladybird, be strong this weekend. We're all with you!
by RustyS
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Something to Share
Replies: 18
Views: 3547

Re: Something to Share

"I can have a Higher Power and not worry about why children die of cancer. I don't know and I don't care "why" that happens!" On Jan. 9, 2000, my son died from cancer. At that time I had two and half years of sobriety. If there could have been any chance to take that first drink that would have bee...
by RustyS
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: How do I know if step 1 is done?
Replies: 16
Views: 13909

Re: How do I know if step 1 is done?

Thanks all. I'll keep meditating on it.
by RustyS
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Something to Share
Replies: 18
Views: 3547

Something to Share

Hi everyone, my name is Rusty and I'm an alcoholic. First off, I feel great. I have a group of people here who are so kind and supportive. I have a f2f group within a 5 minute drive from my home who are also kind and supportive. I feel healthier and more clear headed than I have in a very long time,...
by RustyS
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

Re: Hello

Lying might not be the best way of handling it, but I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings by saying, "Your getting drunk is making me uncomfortable". It's my brother, sister-in-law, and mother. I love them. I think a white lie would be better than ruining their party or making them resent me. Heck,...
by RustyS
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: im new.. not that young anymore but im here
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: im new.. not that young anymore but im here

Hey Jason, good share. Keep it up!

Rusty