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by Chas
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 12
Views: 4998

Re: I'm new

You may never be able to sit and have a beer or wine with friends again, but you always be able to sit with them and enjoy their company with a sober mind. Only you have total control over that.
by Chas
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Struggling and don't know what to do!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7799

Re: Struggling and don't know what to do!!

Here is what helped me attend AA Meetings. Hope it help. July 5 "The group I joined saved my life ... For an hour, I was safe. For an hour, I had a haven among those whose fear had once been as great as my own. I did not give my fear away - they took it. They eased it from my grasp with hugs and lau...
by Chas
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 19
Views: 11116

Re: Forgiveness

Reborn,

Thank you!!!

Chas
by Chas
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 19
Views: 11116

Re: Forgiveness

My story is similar to yours. Thank you for sharing. I will start using the prayer tonight and every night.
by Chas
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 19
Views: 11116

Re: Forgiveness

Thank you. I guess being new to all of this, I need to see it as a journey and not a scripted process. I guess that the teacher in me has to remember there is no lesson plan......just great teaching.
by Chas
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 19
Views: 11116

Re: Forgiveness

I think I have done a good job with Step 4......more to work on. Just beginning Step 5. Thanks for the advice.
by Chas
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 19
Views: 11116

Forgiveness

Hello,

My focus for the next few weeks is to develop the "tools" needed in order to forgive those that brought me great pain. Does anyone have any suggestions that will help in making this crucial step permanent.

Chas
by Chas
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 1. Hello all!
Replies: 11
Views: 3146

Re: Day 1. Hello all!

Appreciate it Stepchild!
by Chas
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 1. Hello all!
Replies: 11
Views: 3146

Re: Day 1. Hello all!

Hello, A few week ago, I was just like you. I am now 25 days sober. I couldn't see me going to meetings and found comfort and support online. However, I found the courage to attend a meeting and now want to go everyday that I can. For now my comfort zone is to just there and listen. Perhaps, both fo...
by Chas
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you. Day 23 and I went to my first AA Meeting. Cameaway with a strong message.........24 hours at a time for now.
by Chas
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 23. Woke up this morning without a desire for drink. Will go out and try to help someone, even if it is something like holding a door open for them. My prayer this morning is that we who are just beginning our days of being sober, do so today.
by Chas
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I plan on it! Like your signature......speaks volumes
by Chas
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: I DID STOP DRINKING BUT NOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am also on Day 22. I had my moments today. Went up to my daughter's room today (she is 37, has two children and is currently living with me) and found her leftover glass of wine. 23 days ago I would have finished the half glass, but instead took it, threw the wine down the sink, washed the glass a...
by Chas
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Father's Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: Father's Day

Tommy,

Thank you. Someday I hope to share 3 and a half decades of being sober with someone who has just taken his or her first step.

Chuck
by Chas
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can we discuss 'Powerlessness'!
Replies: 51
Views: 15912

Re: Can we discuss 'Powerlessness'!

I have come to terms that I want to control it, and not have it control me!