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”

Deliver With Care – Grapevine Article September 2020 by Diane C

The house had two communal copies of the Big Book, and that was all. My new sponsee had very little money, so I got her a copy of each book. Last month, I began sponsoring a new woman in the program. She’s currently residing in a sober living house until August. Before the COVID pandemicContinue reading “Deliver With Care – Grapevine Article September 2020 by Diane C”

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”

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”

$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””

Acceptance – Grapevine Article by H.W. September 1958

ALL OF US HAVE KNOWN at one time or another the thrilling rewards of watching some particular newcomer, for whom we have a special fondness, recover his or her life and spirit and vitality in AA. A friend I have known for some twenty-five years is now approaching his sixth month of sobriety. His transformationContinue reading “Acceptance – Grapevine Article by H.W. September 1958”

Fear – Grapevine Article by Dr. Hal S September 1963

How to turn this potential defect into an asset On the morning of my fifth AA birthday, now some time ago, I arrived at my office to be greeted by the receptionist with the message that a telegram awaited me. Upon opening it, I discovered that it was a thoughtful greeting from an old AAContinue reading “Fear – Grapevine Article by Dr. Hal S September 1963”