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by PaigeB
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Working for fellow AAs
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Working for fellow AAs

I have often been asked to provide quotes to fellow AAs. Each time this has happened over the years it’s never worked out that I even get to look at the job for one reason or another. I’ve been asked again recently. I feel uneasy about providing services to those in the rooms. I know plenty of fell...
by PaigeB
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: One Week Sober Today!

January 26th RIGOROUS HONESTY Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant? Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done? Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer? Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.'s me...
by PaigeB
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: One Week Sober Today!

I’ve been sober a week too! I’ve been in and out of AA for about 18 years, managed to get some months and years of sobriety. The last couple of years I have not been good to me. As predicted, each relapse has brought a new low. I am lucky as still have husband, house and job and have not been in tr...
by PaigeB
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

find a sponsor who them self has a sponsor, and are quite adamant about that . Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while. What used to be t...
by PaigeB
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

PS, the group conscience was a YES vote to turn the study into a workshop, so I’m just seeking ideas on how to move forward and bring this into existence with the least amount of resistance lol I understand it can be scary to do new things, so I’m trying to figure out how to make the transition smo...
by PaigeB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 8
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Step 8

Hello, I'm currently in a treatment program and we have a weekly homework assignment I was looking for some help with. We have to ask 3 people in A.A. a question regarding one of the 12 steps. My question this week is "Did anyone you tried to make amends with react negatively, and if so, how did yo...
by PaigeB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: When is drinking a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: When is drinking a problem?

Thank you very much for your replies. I was hoping there is a rule that goes something along the line of 3 drinks a day are OK but 10 not... =confused I feel silly now for expecting that. Life is not black and white, is it? on page xxvi that "the action of alcohol on an alcoholic is a manifestation...
by PaigeB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: When is drinking a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: When is drinking a problem?

The member talks to the newcomer not in a spirit of power but in a spirit of humility and weakness. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE, p. 279 Oh I have such belligerence come out of my mouth when my family tried to talk to me about my drinking. No matter how much I loved them, I could show NO weakn...
by PaigeB
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: New bad habits

I have been sober for almost a month now but now other bad habits are re emerging. I previously suffered for anorexia/bulimia and now that the drinking has stopped this has re emerged. I have also made several irresponsible expensive purchases. Has anyone else experienced re emerging bad habits fol...
by PaigeB
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment towards myself
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Resentment towards myself

Yes so I’ve been told many times about his work my sponser is a big fan unfortunatly I just can’t ‘get it’......yet :shock: Me either. Keep it simple and look for the answers in the Big Book, 12 & 12 and other AA Literature. :P I actually changed sponsors around 7 years and started the 12 Step all ...
by PaigeB
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

Hug the unhuggable - Love the unlovable.

Who am I to judge? If I had acted angrily or indifferently to ME when I came in, both of ME would be dead. :? :shock: :arrow: Actions not words. Principles are best lived and not spouted.
by PaigeB
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: One Week Sober Today!

Rafita wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:34 am
21 days sober today =biggrin
Ooooohhhhhh Rafita!!! This makes us ALL :D :D :D

21 days is a big landmark. Be sure you Cherish your sober date. Write it in your Big Book. We are with you!

Snow day in Iowa today... and tomorrow - thanks for the well wishes!
by PaigeB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 1 year, 9 months sober - Really need help with depression/being an adult
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: 1 year, 9 months sober - Really need help with depression/being an adult

Sometimes you have to forgive yourself for struggling to forgive. What you're going through is normal, especially if you've been deeply hurt. ~ Dr. Shawne Duperon (Via Project Forgive)
by PaigeB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Incoming thumper
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Incoming thumper

I’m Dan and I’m a recovered alcoholic. Been lurking here for a while, liked what I’ve read so signed up. Been involved on and off with online AA since I came into recovery, grateful to be here. Looking forward to some Dan Akroyd kind of humor! But if you dance you'll have to dance with the Unseen b...
by PaigeB
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 1 year, 9 months sober - Really need help with depression/being an adult
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: 1 year, 9 months sober - Really need help with depression/being an adult

Note: I am secular and for lack of a better description use the program/AA as a Higher Power. I pray to God/HP every morning and evening, but I struggle with faith. I am trying to "give it over" and "rely on my higher power" to the best of my ability, but I don't know what that really means. I am u...