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by Brock
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Traditions Question
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Traditions Question

Although I have never heard of this I am not surprised by the group's answer when you inquired. These things are usually the idea of someone long gone, and because nobody questions why, they continue. Hopefully, your question might get them thinking about why they bother with that. Where I live we s...
by Brock
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 10th Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 15

April 10th Daily Reflection

GROWING UP The essence of all growth is a willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails. — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115 Sometimes when I've become willing to do what I should have been doing all along, I want praise and recognit...
by Brock
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Twenty Four Hours A Day April 10th

Saturday, April 10 Thought for the Day When I came into A.A., I came into a new world. A sober world. A world of sobriety, peace, serenity, and happiness. But I know that if I take just one drink, I'll go right back into that old world. That alcoholic world. That world of drunkenness, conflict, and ...
by Brock
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 9th Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 21

April 9th Daily Reflection

FREEDOM FROM "KING ALCOHOL" . . . let us not suppose even for an instant that we are not under constraint. . . . Our former tyrant, King Alcohol, always stands ready again to clutch us to him. Therefore, freedom from alcohol is the great "must" that has to be achieved, else we g...
by Brock
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 9th
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Twenty Four Hours A Day April 9th

Friday, April 9 Thought for the Day Third, alcoholics recover their proper relationship with other people. They think less about themselves and more about others. They try to help other alcoholics. They make new friends so that they're no longer lonely. They try to live a life of service instead of ...
by Brock
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: My story
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: My story

Welcome here. I read your post early this morning, the part which jumped out to me was - I ended up finding comfort in weed and booze, alcohol to make the social interactions a natural instinct, and weed to genuinely laugh with similar people. I started drinking for similar reasons and smoked a lot ...
by Brock
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Just being in the Gyms Lobby and expecting results analogy!
Replies: 16
Views: 238

Re: Just being in the Gyms Lobby and expecting results analogy!

Dave wrote - I commend you, for your knowledge of the gospel. The understanding of which is one of your gifts that you can share with others of like mind/heart. Quotes from the Bible are quite likely not the most popular quotes among AA members. (people seem to prefer quoting characters like Eckhart...
by Brock
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 8th Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 27

April 8th Daily Reflection

AN INSIDE LOOK We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us. We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves. By discovering what our emotional deformities are, we can move toward their correction. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITI...
by Brock
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 8th
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Twenty Four Hours A Day April 8th

Thursday, April 8 Thought for the Day Second, alcoholics recover their faith in a Power greater than themselves. They admit that they're helpless by themselves and they call on that Higher Power for help. They surrender their lives to God, as they understand Him. They put their drink problem in God'...
by Brock
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Just being in the Gyms Lobby and expecting results analogy!
Replies: 16
Views: 238

Re: Just being in the Gyms Lobby and expecting results analogy!

Not a big fan of the Circus Speaker cult in AA. When one goes off of the sharing of their experience, strength, and hope, they lost my interest. I can relate. In my case featured speakers who recite little more than a drunkologue lose my interest. Both fair points. But because you don’t like someth...
by Brock
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 7th Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 25

April 7th Daily Reflection

A WIDE ARC OF GRATITUDE And, speaking for Dr. Bob and myself, I gratefully declare that had it not been for our wives, Anne and Lois, neither of us could have lived to see A.A.'s beginning. — THE A.A. WAY OF LIFE, p. 67 Am I capable of such generous tribute and gratitude to my wife, parents and fri...
by Brock
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 7th
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Twenty Four Hours A Day April 7th

Wednesday, April 7 Thought for the Day In A.A. alcoholics find a way to solve their personality problems. They do this by recovering three things. First, they recover their personal integrity. They pull them selves together. They get honest with them selves and with other people. They face themselve...
by Brock
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 6th Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 78

April 6th Daily Reflection

A LIFETIME PROCESS We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other ...
by Brock
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 6th
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Twenty Four Hours A Day April 6th

Tuesday, April 6 Thought for the Day All alcoholics have personality problems. They drink to escape from life, to counter act feelings of loneliness or inferiority, or because of some emotional conflict within them, so that they cannot adjust themselves to life. Alcoholics cannot stop drinking unles...
by Brock
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 5th Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 49

April 5th Daily Reflection

TRUE BROTHERHOOD We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society. Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to hide underneath it. This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with...