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by D'oh
Wed May 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Running the show
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Running the show

Humility. There is a difference between doing the Next Right Thing, and doing the Next Right Thing because it is Your Thing, The Earth no longer revolves around Us, we are just to Ride the Merry Go Round. No Seat is any better than the Next Seat, the ride up is just as good as the one going down. Th...
by D'oh
Thu May 14, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I drink because my life is ruined
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: I drink because my life is ruined

I have nothing to live for or anywhere to go. My family doesn't want to know me and everyone has let me down. I struggle to hold down a job or make friends. I try to make myself useful but it seems to attract hatred from others. No one helps me out or takes me seriously. My strategy is drinking. It...
by D'oh
Fri May 08, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: work leadership
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: work leadership

I always believe that "We judge Others by our Own Actions" well because We don't really have a Road Map otherwise. So if We would cheat on our Spouse, if We would steal from a Friend, if We would Lie to a Employer, well, They will Cheat, Steal, and Lie also. But, My thinking is quite warped from Alc...
by D'oh
Thu May 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: work leadership
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: work leadership

Yes, I have been there, and for Years. I catch the Ego thing faster now, but it still gets in the way. I try to "Just do my Job." because, well it's the way I provide things/stuff for my Family. Nothing More, Nothing Less. "Doing what I ought to do, Because I want to do it." (example) Holding a Door...
by D'oh
Tue May 05, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly
Replies: 39
Views: 3106

Re: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly

Thanks Tommy, you pretty much summed up what I was going to type. But for the quote "Bring the Body and the Mind will follow." I was lucky enough to have "Fear" Sober me up long enough to realize, that I can survive without a Drink, which lead me to, These People are always Happy and Fun to be aroun...
by D'oh
Mon May 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly
Replies: 39
Views: 3106

Re: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly

I remember feeling "Outside". I also remember my Second Sponsor telling me to read pages 83-86 every night and 86-88 every morning. (the promises contained) and feeling even More left out and confused. At the time I was working on my 4th Step with my 2nd Sponsor, but nothing was going on Paper, and ...
by D'oh
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Big Book hard to follow
Replies: 20
Views: 3079

Re: Big Book hard to follow

The saying "2 Ears and 1 Mouth" use to aggravate me some. I mean, Sharing is Caring right? But Today, it makes Much Sense. The Newcomer's Shares are Incredible, to say the least. Not only to bring me "Back to the way I was" (bit for the Grace of a HP). But also for New Refreshing Views and Outlooks....
by D'oh
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9148

Re: God/Higher Power

I am working with my sponsor on step 4 right now. I don't know him very well, we have only spoken by phone a few times and been to some ZOOM meetings with him. I took him on when my last sponsor decided that he couldn't help me get through step 3. It is said "The first evidence of Step 3 is a 4th S...
by D'oh
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9148

Re: God/Higher Power

Page 85 of the BB: "Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities. “How can I best serve Thee- Thy will (not mine) be done.” " Page 76 of the BB: "When ready, we say something like this: “My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good a...
by D'oh
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is the BB the only AA way?
Replies: 25
Views: 1938

Re: Is the BB the only AA way?

IMO giving a newly sober alcoholic a book to read to stay sober is ludicrous. Well, in my opinion the only thing ludicrous here, is after seeing it’s a quote from the book, with the page given, is to then say someone is “giving a newly sober alcoholic a book to read to stay sober.” Right before thi...
by D'oh
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is the BB the only AA way?
Replies: 25
Views: 1938

Re: Is the BB the only AA way?

How did they Recover before the Big Book?" Read the Big Book. The Book didn't Suddenly Appear with the Answer. The Book is a Written Description of "How they Recovered." The Directions of "How to assemble your New 302 piece Ikea Cabinet" Isn't Written before a Cabinet was made. But, "You had better...
by D'oh
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Such Unfortunates
Replies: 42
Views: 3173

Re: Such Unfortunates

Yes, Definitely some more time will help.

I found, when I was looking So Hard for this Thing, it was Me getting in the way.
by D'oh
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: What now?

Post by D'oh » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:49 pm Wow! It is amazing, the Newcomers, finding AA anyway possible in Today's circumstances. Great Job People! AA is here, and Face to Face Meetings will happen again. The Fellowship is Amazing in F2F Meetings, but the Wordis the same Online. \ Keep Coming Back, I...
by D'oh
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 2, looking for a female sponsor?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Day 2, looking for a female sponsor?

Wow! It is amazing, the Newcomers, finding AA anyway possible in Today's circumstances. Great Job People!

AA is here, and Face to Face Meetings will happen again. The Fellowship is Amazing in F2F Meetings, but the Wordis the same Online.
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Keep Coming Back, It WILL get better.
by D'oh
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

See if this works.

Nope File Too large.

I can email anyone interest. just pm me your address