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by jimbo d
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Screwed the pooch...
Replies: 4
Views: 3320

Screwed the pooch...

Dude what a day. I have 4 dogs. I am a competitive dog trainer. One of the great things being sober has given me. Now the dogs I have are intense, high powered, high energy. Well 2 of them are. The other 2 are actually my wifes (yes we have our own dogs) She has this mastiff hound mix thing. And a p...
by jimbo d
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Just some thoughts on sponsorship.
Replies: 19
Views: 8861

Just some thoughts on sponsorship.

First...I just saw a post with a newcomer asking about how to get a sponsor. Good move on him. way to go. He stated he has been to meetings, and people have given him their phone number, he thought that was mighty nice of them. I can relate. My experience exactly. And I am about to totally take AA's...
by jimbo d
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What are all of your thoughts on online meetings?
Replies: 17
Views: 3786

Re: What are all of your thoughts on online meetings?

Online meetings can be a pit fall for a lot of people. So here's my rule: In addition too, and not instead of. What I see a lot of people do is use online meetings to isolate themselves.....or sometimes just out of plain ol' laziness. The reason I believe online meetings in and of themselves are not...
by jimbo d
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2895

Re: Day 2

Kelly, When I was drinking (and sometimes sober) I never really cared for the facts, only the feelings. My feelings drove my actions. Much like how your level comfort dictates if you go to a meeting or not. The feelings I had: I did not want to go to a meeting either. The fact was: I was out of idea...
by jimbo d
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Jimmy B. has graduated.
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Jimmy B. has graduated.

Not sure where to put this on the forum. Jimmy B. was a good friend of mine. with about 30 years of sober, Jimmy B. Graduated the program and passed away sober. He was an awesome force at meetings. Attending 2 or more meetings a day in his retirement. He would say almost the same thing at every meet...
by jimbo d
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: I've had a slight difference of opinion with my sponsor...
Replies: 54
Views: 21919

Re: I've had a slight difference of opinion with my sponsor.

I had a chat with my sponsor this morning about a guy I've been working with. The background is that this guy has a religion, goes to church every Sunday, and he's an alcoholic. He got six weeks sober and then had two one-day-relapses with about three days sober inbetween. He's now two days sober, ...
by jimbo d
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Intolerance
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: Intolerance

Chicken, You gotta do more than pray for it to go away. Try to help him. And maybe that help comes in the form of you relaxing and sacrificing a little privacy for a bit. That's how you get tolerance and patience....those are not feelings or mental states of mind....they are actions. And actions pro...
by jimbo d
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Trouble finding God/Higher Power
Replies: 29
Views: 6653

Re: Trouble finding God/Higher Power

SOB. I tell you how I found God. Lack of a better option. I tried everything to quit drinking, and I mean everything. When they said God can help you....I said, I sure hope so....or I am screwed. You see I knew, No one could help me....and I could not help myself. Most Alcoholics have to be pretty m...
by jimbo d
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Time to Quit
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: Time to Quit

HI there all, I just found this forum and wanted to join. I am a 40 yr old male that drinks a min of 14 beer a day! It has taken over my life to the point where it is affecting my business and more importantly my family life! I do know I need help and want to stop drinking but unfortunately due to ...
by jimbo d
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Question as a Sponsor
Replies: 20
Views: 10350

Re: Question as a Sponsor

First, I am not sure that he is not willing. He may be willing but still suffering. And second it's not sober anonymous, It's Alcoholics Anonymous. The willingness they are talking about is in relation to taking the steps. Willingness to stop drinking or using, does not make one not drink or use. I ...
by jimbo d
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The Steps Aren't Necessary
Replies: 82
Views: 53097

Re: The Steps Aren't Necessary

Someone said something about letting the people who state that 12 steps are not necassary to just let them have thier message...they sited tradition 3 as a justification for this. This is where I staunchly disagree. Page 17 in the BB tells me there are 2 powers in the program. one fellowship and the...
by jimbo d
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Concerned for myself
Replies: 27
Views: 5722

Re: Concerned for myself

I cannot but help but almost giggle at a post called "concerned for myself" written by an Alkie.... Me too Trent, Me too. I also find it comical you said, " I will never attend a real meeting" .... Don't you know AA is largest club in the world, no one wants to join. Seriously. If the prospect of co...
by jimbo d
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Newcomer Once Again
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Newcomer Once Again

David, The first 2 steps are just realizations in your mind. There are as simple as just believing those 2 proposals. And the third, is just a decision. Nothing more. It is that simple. The words that succeed the third step are where a lot of people, including myself fail to read and act on the next...
by jimbo d
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of Relapsing
Replies: 26
Views: 5638

Re: Sick of Relapsing

Hey Ryan, I was a chronic relapser....a yo-yo. In and out.... I thought it had to do with how bad I wanted soberity. I thought I just did not want it enough. There were times where I had made an absolute resolve to quit to go to meetings, to try and not drink. I meant this with all my heart. Yet I w...
by jimbo d
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step One work with my sponsor
Replies: 18
Views: 15039

Re: Step One work with my sponsor

I once heard at a Meeting. I am powerless over the Macomb county Sherrifs Department, Friend of the court, The judge when I am standing before him waiting for sentencing.