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by Troy M.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: when someone from your past shows up in your home group
Replies: 8
Views: 4838

Re: when someone from your past shows up in your home group

I've had a couple of occasions when people from my past and present have attended meetings. Once as a former student and I was only about 3 months sober myself. I had the honor of giving him a 30 day chip. It felt odd, but okay in a way. The other occasion that comes to mind is when I saw the mother...
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 39 Years Of GOD Given Sobriety
Replies: 6
Views: 5263

Re: 39 Years Of GOD Given Sobriety

Congratulations schooner. Thanks for encouraging me today!!
by Troy M.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: i guess is a "relapse"?
Replies: 4
Views: 4183

Re: i guess is a "relapse"?

http://www.aastl.org/

Here is a starting spot. I'm not sure if you call it a relapse unless you continue to drink after this one event. I guess I would call it a slip.
by Troy M.
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: One Month.
Replies: 12
Views: 6310

Re: One Month.

Congratulations on 30+ days! Way to go!
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: My adult daughter.
Replies: 27
Views: 27971

Re: My adult daughter.

Great News! Thanks for sharing!!
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

Thank you all for the responses. I've not been too active here on e=aa but I know that we are all in this together. Just a quick update, I'm not sure if we've ever had a nicer visit from my SIL. My niece and I went out for ice cream yesterday morning and had a great time. Nothing like a chattery 8 y...
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

Mike O wrote:Thanks so much for sharing your ESH, Troy. It's helped me remain sober today.
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Thank you Mike O for reminding me that its not always just about me.
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

Feeya wrote:Troy,
Thank you so much for sharing your ESH! It really gives me hope to see how well this experience turned out for you! :)
Welp, I guess a few wasp stings amongst friends....glad this helped you out. My wife checked out my head and neck later and it turned out to be only 5 stings.
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

Absolutely beautiful share. Thanks Troy :D Then they decided that they needed to repot a plant that has been sitting on the counter for a month and it had to be done right now. So I headed out the garden shed to look for a pot and some potting soil. 2 seconds after opening the shed door I got stung...
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

PuppyEars wrote:Thanks for sharing this.
I too have to remember not to kick the dog because I tripped over the cat. :lol:
:D thanks for that great mental picture PuppyEars!
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

ezdzit247 wrote:Thanks for sharing such a great story. Hope you send it in to the Grapevine so a lot more AAers can read it for hope and inspiration.... :D
Thank you ezdzit247! I shared this story at my morning meeting and others seemed to enjoy it.
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Re: Using the Steps for life on life's terms

Most wonderful, that story sure shows the power of the program. Where it says 'when agitated we pause, ask for the right thought or action,' this I try to remember all the time. Sometimes like Troy I forget, and instead of just agitated I am pretty pissed off. With time I have found great improveme...
by Troy M.
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using the Steps for life on life's terms
Replies: 19
Views: 10570

Using the Steps for life on life's terms

I love my wife. We are coming up on 28 years married and are having a great time. But...I've always had a problem with dealing with her family. They are loud, relatively crude and I always seem to just be put on edge thinking about them. I spent the first 27 years just staying drunk every time we we...
by Troy M.
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Too many meetings
Replies: 72
Views: 27345

Re: Too many meetings

I went to 5-7 meetings per week for the first 2+ months and then slowed down to 3-4 per week as I progressed through the steps. I now attend between 2 and 4 per week as I continue on with step 9 and transition into steps 10, 11 and 12. I'm coming up on 9 months sober. My sponsor has never told me ho...
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: My A.A. Birthday
Replies: 13
Views: 9702

Re: My A.A. Birthday

Thank you for that encouraging news Dan! Congratulations!!