Today, I was reminded about the power of slogans. When I first stopped drinking, these were a GO-TO for me and my program. They did and still do get me through really tough moments when I wanted to drink or didn’t know what to do. They are catchy, easy to remember, and help me practice… Continue reading SLOGANS!
The sponse and I journeyed out to another part of town tonight to visit a new meeting for us. It was perfectly refreshing. There were new faces, hilarious drunk-alogs, and tales of what living the program has given these people. I love that each meetings has its own flavor, yet the underlying message remains consistent… Continue reading Meeting Mix Up
I recently completed a fourth and fifth step, and it showed me some stuff about me and my life. It always does. For me, there is nothing like a fourth and fifth step to make me “take off the rose colored glasses”. There I am. I am out. No hiding. Everything is there in black and… Continue reading Fifth Step Promises
I believe that alcoholism is a disease that impacts my physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s not just about not drinking. Not drinking is only the beginning of living life on a spiritual basis. As I work the steps, read more literature, and get to know myself on a deeper level, I am finding that… Continue reading I like to move it… move it…
Tonight I was reminded about the importance of fellowship. We are away for Memorial Day weekend, and we visited an out of town meeting. One of the ex-locals who moved out our way in the past year is a member of my husbands homegroup. His connection plugged us right into the fellowship here. It was wonderful.… Continue reading Importance of Fellowship
According to Karen Casey, “happiness is the result of right actions”. This reminds me so much of one of my favorite lines from the Big Book which states that the world judged us by our actions while we judged ourselves by on our intentions When I first got sober, this line was a rude awakening for… Continue reading Happiness is the Result of Right Actions
People say in the rooms all the time, if you come around long enough, you will hear your story. This statement leaves a lot of room for interpretation (probably intentionally!). It could mean I will meet one person who shares a lot of my story. I think it can also mean that eventually if I… Continue reading You Can Hear Your Story