‘Acceptance Was The Answer’ pages 417,418,420 4th Edition

Page 417/418 – And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as beingContinue reading “‘Acceptance Was The Answer’ pages 417,418,420 4th Edition”

Our Basic Trouble (Step 3) – Big Book pages 60 – 63

Being convinced , we were at Step Three , which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him . Just what do we mean by that , and just what do we do ? The first requirement is that we be convinced that any lifeContinue reading “Our Basic Trouble (Step 3) – Big Book pages 60 – 63”

Life Is Not A Dead End – As Bill Sees It #85

When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone. He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state ofContinue reading “Life Is Not A Dead End – As Bill Sees It #85”

Toward Honesty – As Bill See It #17

The perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one permeates human affairs from top to bottom. This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can underlie the smallest act or thought. Learning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living. **************** The deception of othersContinue reading “Toward Honesty – As Bill See It #17”

Living Sober – Chapter 25 Getting Out Of The If Trap

Emotional entanglements with people are not the only way we can get our sobriety dangerously hooked to something extraneous . Some of us have a tendency to put other conditions on our sobriety , without intending to . One A.A . member says , “ We drunks * are very ‘ iffy ’ people .Continue reading “Living Sober – Chapter 25 Getting Out Of The If Trap”

Making Peace With The Holidays – Grapevine Article December 2020 By Paul B.

This Christmas Eve, a lonely newcomer learned that choosing joy was the way to go It was 1984 and Christmas was approaching. I hadn’t had a visit nor heard from a single friend or relative since I had moved into this recovery house more than three months earlier. No one called to say they missedContinue reading “Making Peace With The Holidays – Grapevine Article December 2020 By Paul B.”

Living Sober – Chapter 16 Being Good To Yourself

When a loved one or a dear friend of ours is recuperating from a serious illness , we generally try to give what good nurses call T.L.C . ( Tender Loving Care ) . We pamper a sick child , providing favorite foods and some fun to help in recovery . Convalescence from the illnessContinue reading “Living Sober – Chapter 16 Being Good To Yourself”

A Daily Meditation Grapevine Web Exclusive By Judy M

A woman discovers a way to practice conscious contact while she goes about the business of the day I got up this morning, and rolled off the bed to my knees to get the day off the ground right like it says to do on pages 86 and 87 of the Big Book. I feltContinue reading “A Daily Meditation Grapevine Web Exclusive By Judy M”

Life Is For Living- Grapevine Article May 1978 By J.L.

LIFE is FOR living! We are not what we used to be; we are striving to become what we ought to be, what we want to be, what we were meant to be. We are in touch with reality. We are like the rest of the human family–not all bad, not all good; just tryingContinue reading “Life Is For Living- Grapevine Article May 1978 By J.L.”

A Chance To Live – Grapevine Article December 2019 by Bob L.

Blessings gained and a new life lived through “the collective voice of AA” More and more, I am aware that the story isn’t over until the end of the story. I am absolutely in love with Alcoholics Anonymous. Not for any one thing that has happened, but for everything that has happened since alcohol andContinue reading “A Chance To Live – Grapevine Article December 2019 by Bob L.”