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by Layne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 14th February Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 14th February Daily Reflection

Where I get into trouble is when my expectations become demands. I will fall short of what I wish to be and situations will go in ways I do not like, because people will let me down sometimes. The only question is: "What am I going to do about it?" Boy do I know this one. I make plans, wh...
by Layne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Tell Me Your Experience and Wisdom on This...
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Tell Me Your Experience and Wisdom on This...

I get a lot out of the meetings when we share about bringing the steps of our program into our daily lives. I prefer to be focused on the solution, not the problem. Betsy, an alcoholic I second this big time. It was a brilliant example of being exactly what was the message of the post in action bec...
by Layne
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why can't I think the same after drinking almost 2 fifths (1.15 L) of Caliber Vodka in a 24 hour period of time?
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Why can't I think the same after drinking almost 2 fifths (1.15 L) of Caliber Vodka in a 24 hour period of time?

Question for the peanut gallery, when will the above person stop doing thing A? I would think never because permanent brain damage would probably prevent him from realizing he has permanent brain damage and therefore he doesn't need to stop yet. Or if he does have permanent brain damage, why bother...
by Layne
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship/ Group Worries... Feeling disconnected from the fellowship. Really need help
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Sponsorship/ Group Worries... Feeling disconnected from the fellowship. Really need help

(Who me? My faults couldn't POSSIBLY be that obvious to others......Could they?)
I am going to print this out on a small card and put it my pocket. I won't even need to read, just realizing it is there will help to remind me through out the day. :oops: Thanks for sharing, I needed that. :wink:
by Layne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 26th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: 26th January Daily Reflection

And thanks for letting me share my defect of never having a short story!
:lol: LOL 8) ROFLOL :P Wouldn't have it any other way...because then it wouldn't be you!
by Layne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 26th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: 26th January Daily Reflection

the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't care for this prospect — unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself Because I am your average alcoholic and self centered to the extreme, becoming rigorously honest naturally started off as a self centered action on m...
by Layne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alcohol in foods and other products
Replies: 27
Views: 10138

Re: Alcohol in foods and other products

There are also plenty of ways to substitute other options for wine when cooking. An example would be for pot roast instead of 1/2 cup of red wine, a good sub is to pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over a *black tea bag, let steep, remove tea bag and stir in 1 teaspoon unsweetened cranberry juice, use i...
by Layne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alcohol in foods and other products
Replies: 27
Views: 10138

Re: Alcohol in foods and other products

For me the issue originates in my brain and not the bottle. I f I find my consumption of Crepes Suzette rising dramatically and I am eating 24 crepes a day and i can't not eat a Crepes Suzette...I need to take a good look at my motives for eating Crepes Suzette. :wink:
by Layne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth?

If I take the words of another person and rearrange them in my brain so they make better sense to me and I get a good or positive message out of it, then I think "mission accomplished". For me, many times words get in the way of the message I am actually meant to receive. There are times t...
by Layne
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 19th
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 19th

my HP (who goes by many names) hears me in a way that I do not understand and do not need to understand. Yeah I know what you mean. If I start to understand my higher power, the hows and whys things happen the way they do, then it must not be much of a higher power if I can understand it with my hu...
by Layne
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Poll: Non-alcoholic attendance of significant other
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Poll: Non-alcoholic attendance of significant other

Hi fishinnc, the fears you expressed about meetings could be applied to many situations in life. She could go to a sporting goods store and be a beautiful female in a store of full of 80% males. You could go to a sporting goods store and hear a guy bragging about how he had 'hooked up' with a female...
by Layne
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 19th
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 19th

I don't pray for anything. God knows what I need and for me to suggest otherwise by praying for something would indicate a lack of humility on my part. I am being given everything I need. My needs are being met and exceeded. I just need to align my actions and my heart to be a good reflection of wha...
by Layne
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 19th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: 19th January Daily Reflection

I have faith 24/7. If I didn’t, than what I have is not faith. It is like my sobriety, either I am sober or I am not. There is no such thing as part time time sobriety for this alcoholic. I can be a little bit Democrat. I can be a little bit Republican. I can’t be a little bit sober. I either have f...
by Layne
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Poll: Non-alcoholic attendance of significant other
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Poll: Non-alcoholic attendance of significant other

She took me to one after I asked if she would mind, but I get the feeling it makes her uncomfortable. At one time in recovery, this would have been reaction. Many years later my reaction today would be different, because I am different. I am more comfortable with myself and with my recovery. I used...
by Layne
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture January 14th
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Daily Picture January 14th

A drunk fell in a hole and couldn't get out. A businessman went by. The drunk called out for help. The businessman threw him some money and told him get yourself a ladder. But the drunk could not find a ladder in this hole he was in. A doctor walked by. The drunk said, "Help, I can't get out.&q...