Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

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Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby Roman James » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:10 pm

I might see if there are any meetings in my area on Thanksgiving day before I celebrate the day with friends and family. This will be the first Thanksgiving that I don't drink and it might be tough.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby Lali » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:45 pm

Good for you on being proactive about your recovery. I have never attended an online meeting but I'm sure there will be one here on Thanksgiving Day. Also, check your local meeting schedule to see when there will be a face to face meeting on Thanksgiving Day in your area.

Good luck!
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby Spirit Flower » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:55 pm

Most clubs I know of have a gratitude meeting at the noon-ish meeting. And many also have a pot luck after.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby D'oh » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:54 pm

If it is a Day I would have drank in the past, It is a good day for a meeting.

And I have been known to wreck ALOT of Holidays in the past.

Have a great Meeting!
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby avaneesh912 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:21 am

Around here there are few club-houses where they love open discussion meetings, on a normal day there will be maximum 4 to 5 meetings. On Thanksgiving and other special holidays they hold marathon meetings. Usually a meeting starts at the top of each hour. Depending on where you live usually you will find people in the fellowship have something going. Its about you reaching up to them.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby PuppyEars » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:14 am

I have spent all major holidays in the rooms and am eternally grateful they kept the doors open for those of us that did destroy the house, car, all family relations. We had no where else to go! Thanks AA.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby clouds » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:03 am

I've been really grateful for the extra and special meetings held on the holidays. Its just good to know they are there if after I answer the three questions below, I could decide that going to a meeting is a better decision than going to a holoday gathering with family, friends or workmates.

The three questions from the big book ( bottom of page 101 over to page 102) :

Do I have a good reason for going there?

Am I in good spiritual condition?

Am I expecting to get a little vicarious pleasure from going there?
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby positrac » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:49 am

Best part about AA is our disease doesn't take time off for holidays and for the new comer I would recommend to go out and seek a meeting. I wouldn't make it an issue as much as just sliding out and doing what is necessary and just appearing once the meeting is over.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby Roman James » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:34 pm

Thanks everyone. This Fellowship is turning out to be a blessing for me.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby positrac » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:11 am

Roman James wrote:Thanks everyone. This Fellowship is turning out to be a blessing for me.


It only gets better and know when you have hard days that these do pass and once you are through these patches you'll see it does work if you focus on dealing with life on its terms.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby Layne » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:49 am

I can't imagine that I won't seeing as how I am off that day for the first time in a gazillion years.

Going to a meeting on Thanksgiving Day is way up on my list of cool things to do.

Not because I have to, not because I need to, not because it will keep me sober, not because I fear the consequences of not attending, not because I think it is the right thing to do, not even because I want to.

Basically because I am so grateful to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, without the program I wouldn't have anything. My soul (AKA spirit, heart, very being) is brimming with thanks for saving my life and giving me life, so the answer for this alcoholic is unequivocally...yes.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby positrac » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:08 am

Enjoy your time off ^^^ :D
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby Layne » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:24 am

positrac wrote:Enjoy your time off ^^^ :D

I will give it my best shot. :~) Thanks!

If things go according to plan, I will actually be off through Monday. I am making plans, just not planning outcomes!
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby positrac » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:55 am

Layne wrote:
positrac wrote:Enjoy your time off ^^^ :D

I will give it my best shot. :~) Thanks!

If things go according to plan, I will actually be off through Monday. I am making plans, just not planning outcomes!

Woo Hoo that is great and it is nice and warm so it should be great.

cheers.
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Re: Anyone Attending a Meeting on Thanksgiving Day?

Postby PaigeB » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:58 pm

Layne wrote:I can't imagine that I won't seeing as how I am off that day for the first time in a gazillion years.

Going to a meeting on Thanksgiving Day is way up on my list of cool things to do.

Not because I have to, not because I need to, not because it will keep me sober, not because I fear the consequences of not attending, not because I think it is the right thing to do, not even because I want to.

Basically because I am so grateful to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, without the program I wouldn't have anything. My soul (AKA spirit, heart, very being) is brimming with thanks for saving my life and giving me life, so the answer for this alcoholic is unequivocally...yes.

Me too!
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