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by D'oh
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Any advice on getting a sponsor
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Any advice on getting a sponsor

PaigeB wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:42 pm
D'oh wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Quite Simply. Find a Member, who Has what You want. Ask them "How they got it?"
Then ask their sponsor to sponsor you!
Great Point.

However, sometimes, losing something in the translation, is a Good Thing.
by D'oh
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Any advice on getting a sponsor
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Any advice on getting a sponsor

Quite Simply. Find a Member, who Has what You want. Ask them "How they got it?" Man, women, Newbie, Ole Timer, Rich, Broke, Young, Old. The only thing I can carry, is what I have received. Of myself, I am nothing. And, for the Sponsor, To keep what they have Received, they Must be willing to give it...
by D'oh
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!

The Local Groups, all received a Letter about 1 year ago. It was from the local LGBQT Community, and stated "A member of the LGBQT, did not feel Comfortable or Welcomed at their first Meeting and so on. Stating AA (Locally was Prejudice) Unbelievable! I have never met someone Comfortable. All Males ...
by D'oh
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 1, 2 & 3
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Steps 1, 2 & 3

Truly. Step Back and look. I believe we enter the Doors of AA, on the 3rd Step, Our "Self Centeredness" is just too large to realise this. If everything was going Good in my Life, the last thing I would be thinking of would be "Not Drinking". So I walked through the Door's looking for Help. I didn't...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 2043

Re: One day at a time

Bill W's and Dr. Bob's 2nd question to Bill D. (the first successful 12th Step) The next question they asked was, "You can quit twenty-four hours, can't you?" I said, "Sure, yes, anybody can do that, for twenty-four hours." They said, "That's what we're talking about. Just twenty-four hours at a tim...
by D'oh
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 2043

Re: One day at a time

There is more to "One Day at a Time" than Newbie's Struggles. There is more to Sobriety, than putting the Plug in the Jug. For myself, Living Today so that I don't have Regrets and Remorse tomorrow, and with the Faith that Tomorrow will come and go with minimal turmoil's and troubles. Newbie or Old ...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 2043

Re: One day at a time

one day at a time? The Origin of our Serenity Prayer God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking,...
by D'oh
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Once Had 6 Years, Now I'm Losing Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: I Once Had 6 Years, Now I'm Losing Everything

The truth is "I can't, but through the Program, I know of Someone who Can." "Complete Defeat". Everyday is a Gift, The Gift is Sobriety. I can use it, but I never Own it. I must remember, it Isn't Me. I must completely give Myself to this Simply Program. Watch for Resentfulness, Dishonesty, Selfishn...
by D'oh
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surviving the Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Surviving the Holidays

One Day at a Time.

What ever it means (as some discuss on here) doesn't mean Christmas 2023, Your 55th Birthday, July 4th 2028.

Focus on Today, and there should be No Fear of Tomorrow, and at the same time, No Regrets of Yesterday.
by D'oh
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditations Practical Rewards
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Meditations Practical Rewards

Driving is my Best Meditation time. I know, I know 2 lane roadways only around here. Other than that, every morning I turn it over. Sometimes in the Shower I hear an answer or direction. But I mostly hear them at Meeting, and after Coffees through other Members shares and views. I am famous for work...
by D'oh
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

We Do have a Choice, it is just that 1 Choice will probably mean Death or a Padded Cell, maybe even the Death of others. The question is. "Did you learn anything from the Slip?" Was Alcohol an Answer this time? Was it any better? If nothing else, AA really messes up your Drinking, but So Many never ...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I dont want to get up in the morning.
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: I dont want to get up in the morning.

I have survived 2 Impaired charges, 2 within a year.

It did look bleak at the time, but it wound up being the start of a Very Great way of Life.
by D'oh
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: We have a 3 fold disease.
Replies: 41
Views: 21826

Re: We have a 3 fold disease.

." From what?? Resentments, not alcoholism. Again, every alcoholic may be spiritually sick but not every spiritually sick person is an alcoholic. Yes. "Alcohol is but a Symptom". It truly is the "ISM". Jokingly I like to say that "I didn't drink the first day of Kindergarten, but I sure could have ...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 39
Views: 1499

Re: New Slogans

Again you are caught up with the "once i started" thing. That means you have a choice. What I am saying is, If we dont get our act together (keep fit spiritual condition and work on it permanently) We will start drinking again (the mental twists or the blank spots will force you to drink). Perhaps ...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 39
Views: 1499

Re: New Slogans

This was a game changer for AA. With all good intention Bill wrote this but he should have known better no good alcoholic is going to come in and embrace this program before he loses his soul. I am part of another forum (not related to AA), not a single person accepts he/she has already gone past t...