Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning Saturday October 24th

The universal human yearning (is) for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change   —Willa Cather The specter of change builds dread in most of us. We fear the effects on our personal lives. We lack faith that the impending change will benefit us. Only time can assure us of that. And it will, justContinue reading “Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning Saturday October 24th”

Endless Possibilities – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Snow P

While a cruise ship travel agent’s business is in rough waters, a world of AA service keeps her afloat They said, “Don’t rest on your laurels,” because the enemy never sleeps. I don’t believe I have seen any laurels around recently, but I could have been lulled into thinking I deserve some since I haveContinue reading “Endless Possibilities – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Snow P”

Step 10 Highlights Week 1, 2, 3, and 4

Step 10 Acid Test (page 88) – Can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions. Benefits of Self-Searching & Examination (page 88) – More experienced people, in all times and places, have practiced unsparing self-survey and criticism.  For the wise among us have always known that noContinue reading “Step 10 Highlights Week 1, 2, 3, and 4”

Reflection October 10th – Every Day A New Beginning

Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.  —Billie Holiday Our struggles with other people always take their toll on us. They often push us to behavior we’re not proud of. They may result in irreparable rifts. They frequently trigger an emotional relapse. No battle is worth the damage to the psyche thatContinue reading “Reflection October 10th – Every Day A New Beginning”

Reflection – October 3rd Each Day A New Beginning

Ambiguity means admitting more than one response to a situation and allowing yourself to be aware of those contradictory responses. You may want something and fear it at the same time. You may find it both beautiful and ugly.  —Tristine Rainer Flexibility is a goal worth the striving. It eases our relations with others, andContinue reading “Reflection – October 3rd Each Day A New Beginning”

Reflection September 26th Each Day A New Beginning

Why is life so tragic, so like a little strip of pavement over an abyss? I look down; I feel giddy; I wonder how I am ever to walk to the end.  —Virginia Woolf As we look toward the hours ahead, we can be thankful that we need be concerned with only a single day’sContinue reading “Reflection September 26th Each Day A New Beginning”

$8 an Hour – Grapevine Article Oct 2020 by Bruno W

After liquor destroyed his career, he had to start all over again. With a leap of faith, he took his sponsor’s suggestion Like many people who come through the doors of AA to find sobriety, my life was in shambles. My “gas tank” was empty and I was running on fumes in all aspects ofContinue reading “$8 an Hour – Grapevine Article Oct 2020 by Bruno W”

AA Mashup On Relapse – From Big Book, Grapevine Article Dr. Harry Tiebout (Enter Honesty) and ‘Grapevine Article (A New Take on Acceptance) January 2002 By Don P.

BIG BOOK PAGE 151 & 152 (A VISION FOR YOU) Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, “I don’t miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time.” As ex-problem drinkers, we smile at such a sally. We know our friend is like a boy whistling inContinue reading “AA Mashup On Relapse – From Big Book, Grapevine Article Dr. Harry Tiebout (Enter Honesty) and ‘Grapevine Article (A New Take on Acceptance) January 2002 By Don P.”

We Get What We Get – Grapevine Article October 2001 by Ernest S

MY LOCAL MEETINGS ARE BIG on this spot – check reminder : you get what you get ; it’s what you do with it that counts From attending AA meetings in Iowa for the two years I spent in graduate school there, I brought home this question to add to my daily Tenth Step checklistContinue reading “We Get What We Get – Grapevine Article October 2001 by Ernest S”

Daily Reflection – September 19th “Each Day A New Beginning”

…concern should drive us into action and not into depression.  —Karen Horney The role of victim is all too familiar to many of us. Life did us injustices – we thought. And we passively waited for circumstances to change. With the bottle we waited, or maybe the little white pills. Nothing was our fault. ThatContinue reading “Daily Reflection – September 19th “Each Day A New Beginning””