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November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:17 am

November 8

Spiritual Awakenings Vol. 1
"Spiritual progress isn't what gets us sober, it's what keeps us sober."

State College, Pennsylvania, April 1994, "Working Incognito",

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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:00 pm

November 12

Language of the Heart

"Our Serenity Prayer ...
brings a new light to us that can dissipate
our old-time and nearly fatal habit of fooling ourselves."

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., March 1962
"What Is Acceptance?",

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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby ezdzit247 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:54 pm

Todd M wrote:November 12

Language of the Heart

"Our Serenity Prayer ...
brings a new light to us that can dissipate
our old-time and nearly fatal habit of fooling ourselves."

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., March 1962
"What Is Acceptance?",

Featured Book: The Language of the Heart

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Thank you so much for posting this reference to one of Bill W. many articles on practicing AA's principles. It's exactly what I needed to read and be reminded of today!
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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:36 am

November 18

Featured book: Voice of Long Term Sobriety

"How wonderful to be sober, to be able to think clearly (at times, at least),
and to become aware of some portion of the greater wisdom concealed so deeply within myself."

Columbus, Ohio, April 1981
"A New Way of Looking at Life",

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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:01 pm

​November 27

AA Around the World

"To be happily sober, we must be active -- and this does not necessarily mean group activity. The Loner is part of a much larger group of people in far distant places, all members of AA with the same problems, fears, and happiness to be shared ... I may not be in face-to-face contact with other AA members, but my real friends in AA are too many to enumerate, and I find there aren't enough hours in the day to do all I should."

Salisbury, Rhodesia, February 1970
"Alone? Not This Loner!",

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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby PaigeB » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:32 pm

Rhodesia in 1970? Wow...

We got it made folks!
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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Brock » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:53 pm

It is very easy and understandable for those living in large cities in large countries, to forget that there are AA's in other places, even in large countries you find isolated areas with few meetings and members. These people face a different challenge, there is no 90 in 90 and lots of other members to encourage them, I particularly like this report from one such member in 'The Language of the Heart'
"Though all alone out there, an AA from the Marshall Islands
still claimed his group had three members,
to wit: 'God, the book Alcoholics Anonymous, and me.'"
"Good morning, this is your Higher Power speaking. I will not be needing your help today."
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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 am

November 15, 2017

"Without a connection to my Higher Power,
I am the same old person with the same old defects,
causing the same old pain in my life and others'."

Berlin, Conn., September 2004
"What a Sponsor Is and Is Not,", One on One

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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby clouds » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 am

About the November 8 one:

Short but sweet quote and I'm grateful for it, because its a good reminder that what we have is a daily reprieve based on our spiritual condition right now!
" Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house." page 98 A.A.
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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby clouds » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:04 am

Brock wrote:It is very easy and understandable for those living in large cities in large countries, to forget that there are AA's in other places, even in large countries you find isolated areas with few meetings and members. These people face a different challenge, there is no 90 in 90 and lots of other members to encourage them, I particularly like this report from one such member in 'The Language of the Heart'
"Though all alone out there, an AA from the Marshall Islands
still claimed his group had three members,
to wit: 'God, the book Alcoholics Anonymous, and me.'"


This is how I live it now too. God has become so much more large in my life since I have been a loner in AA though.
So there are amazing things that can happen. However, I am extremely grateful for the good foundational years I had attending at least three meetings a week and for my sponsors in those days. Thankful I'm sent prople into my life all the time who use the 12 steps, not wll are AA but still, to be able to hear others working these steps is a great thing and I'm grateful for it and e-AA where I do get to read from other alcoholics each day.
" Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house." page 98 A.A.
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Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Brock » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:52 am

God has become so much more large in my life since I have been a loner in AA though.

Very good, and while I am also grateful for the foundation of meetings, and older heads there who I could ask for advise, it meant my life my serenity and my sobriety, had three pillars of support, meetings, people and God, it was good enough and all were perhaps equally strong supports. But when I leaned away from the meetings and peoples advise, and asked God to hold up some of what they provided, His support got stronger and stronger, and reached the point where the support of people is a joke in compassion. Only those who are willing to start depending less on humans, will come to know this truth.
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