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by Layne
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 40
Views: 333

Re: Speaker tapes

I have noticed in a number of your recent posts that you have used sarcasm to get your argument across. I am sorry as my intent was not to argue, use sarcasm, or belittle. I have a dry sense of humor and my reply was in the spirit of laughing at myself and with Paige at a struggle that it seems we ...
by Layne
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 73
Views: 3356

Re: Military Requirement

I messed up on Thanksgiving haha, I forgot to make anything cranberry related!
I forgive you. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on the horse in 362 days. =wink

Glad you had a memorable Thansgiving. Sober and Thanksgiving is such a natural and complimentary pairing.
by Layne
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 40
Views: 333

Re: Speaker tapes

for many of us letting go of those old ideas/concepts can be really, really, hard I found it much easier and the softer way to let go of the idea of letting go of my old ideas/concepts. :lol: :roll: :P Needless to say my results were nil. Reluctantly kicking and screaming all the way, I finally tri...
by Layne
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: And the Dalai Lama said . . . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: And the Dalai Lama said . . . . .

Thanks for sharing that. The Dalai Lama says so many things that resonate for me, another good one is... “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama
by Layne
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 40
Views: 333

Re: Speaker tapes

I just know that sometimes my stubborn mind will use strong arm tactics to keep me from exploring other options that threaten it's security because the other options fall outside the narrow parameters my mind has set for "what is".
by Layne
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Thanksgiving 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Thanksgiving 2020

Can't remember the last time I didn't work Thanksgiving, but not this year...2020 is certainly one for the books, no family gathering this year, no friends over, no restaurant insanity...just made dinner for the wife and I...a very unusual and quiet Thanksgiving, not a bad thing, just different, a g...
by Layne
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 40
Views: 333

Re: Speaker tapes

Are you suggesting my mind set is using threats or force to get what its wants?
In a manner of speaking, yes.
by Layne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 40
Views: 333

Re: Speaker tapes

"That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism." as Indianapolis pointed out You're missing an important word there. "Probably." Not only that but "human" is singular...it says nothing about the power generated by a group of humans working together towards a common goal like in "I...
by Layne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 73
Views: 3356

Re: Military Requirement

Baking some pumpkin pies this evening!!
My night is going to be similar. In the kitchen, making the cranberry date compote, the glaze for the turkey, and some other prep work. Don't enjoy prep work, but do enjoy cooking. Enjoy eating the most!!! Happy Thanksgiving Bub!
by Layne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

I have to be careful what I wish for! My HP has a perverse sense of humor. 8) :lol: :roll: :lol: :shock:
Ain't it the truth! I have also learned when contemplating whether to do something or not, not to ask "What is the worst thing that could happen?"
by Layne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Remembering Your Last Drunk?
Replies: 13
Views: 128

Remembering Your Last Drunk?

My last drunk was not spectacular, news worthy, nor the stuff legends are made of. I can't really even recall specific details, and not because of a blackout; it was just that boring. I have plenty of war stories, but when you get right down to it, they also are boring. I just got tired of being sic...
by Layne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Daily Picture

Past versions of myself didn't know what the present version of myself know, but without that pioneering, mistaken making, meathead, I wouldn't have ever discovered freedom, peace, and serenity. It took every single mistake, all the poor behavior, and a multitude of bad decisions, for me to face the...
by Layne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Inductive Reasoning
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Inductive Reasoning

"Wax on, wax off"
That made my morning. It made me chuckle in recognition. It sent me down memory lane on a positive note for a reinforcing visit. And lastly because it is short, sweet, and spot on for the present. Thanks.
by Layne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 24th November Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: 24th November Daily Reflection

In order for me to get sober, I had to open my mind. Because I have a desire to remain sober, I need t make sure my mind stays open. I am not religious, but I am spiritual. When I first came into the program, I had a huge aversion to anything to do with religion. In working the steps, I learned my a...
by Layne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Inductive Reasoning
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Inductive Reasoning

I can relate to so much of what both of you have already said. I definitely resemble those shares LOL. I didn't need to figure out how to get sober or to not drink, because it had already been figured out by the people who went before me. I just needed to figure out if I could follow suggestions.