Heard At Meetings
"What better foundation to build your recovery on than on rock bottom." EM
You can't become a car by sitting in a garage.
12345 I have seen numerous alcoholics get sober by
sitting in AA meetings. And they died sober, never drinking
again. It is almost like osmosis. True, some members make it
difficult for themselves and others, by constant work.
Faith without works is dead they say. But all the works in
the world is of little value without faith. ANONYMOUS
I discovered that I was allergic to alcohol. When I stopped drinking and I could clearly see this allergy.
I was also allergic to reality(without alcohol in my system!!!)
So 12 steps came to my rescue in this area of my life. I am indeed blessed by the message of AA.
"The monkey is off your back but the circus is still in town"
"I try to stay out of my head it's a bad neighborhood"
The greatest use of the English language in my own family circle is for me to say nothing!!!( from time to time of course!!!)
Heard at a meeting........if you spot it....you got it...if it makes you mad,you got it bad !,,
1/...I cannot change the past!
2/...I cannot change the truth!
3/...I cannot change another person.
I remember how much people used to bother me, especially the he said, she said about me, telling me how I should do things, and all the other stuff. I laugh today when I hear someone else who says their bothered by another individual or people. I'm my own self and know who I am today, I love life; and what others have to say about me makes me think wow I rent space in someone else's head. I tell those who are bothered by others life's too short to worry what others say. I know when someone talks about me, I think too I know who I am and it's ok that others don't like my opinion. Who said everyone has to like me? I don't like everyone, I stick to live and let live.
This message is for all those who get what I hear in the meetings, hope it helps:)
You can't teach what you don't know
You can't lead where you don't go
You can't be what you are not
You can't give away what you aint got!
Sponsee texted me - "The Road to Happy Destiny" is bumpy!"
"We shall be with you in the fellowship of the spirit,
and you will surely meet some of us as you TRUDGE the road
of happy destiny. May God bless you and keep you-
until then." Life is in the journey. We travel the road OF
happy destiny: not TO happy destiny. There are indeed
"bumps in the road" for most of us. ANONYMOUS
When I was 16 my priest said to me unless I change I'll be dead or in jail by age 30. Oddly enough I am 34 and quit drinking at 29. I did not realize the strange connection until 6 months ago. God does work in strange ways.
It is simple to climb Mount Everest. Go to the bottom and climb up one step at a time! It is that simple!
But it is not easy!!!
God puts people in our path in life for a reason, wether good or bad. All people, places, and things can either teach us or destroy us. It took me a long time to realize this. With humility and wisdom, we strive in life. Good for you that you seen this, surely You have humility and wisdom.
A good day is when everything goes good for you and at the end of the day you are sober. A great day is when everything goes horribly wrong and at the end of the day you are sober.
Some times thats hard to believe.
To have a belly laugh in a meeting full of alcoholics; is to have a spiritual vacation.
u betcha! our group knows/believes in the serious business we share, bu we laff like crazy...if ur not laffing ur crying!.
How many AA's does it take to build a bridge to sober? ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!
How many sponsors are needed to change a bulb? Interesting question, but first and foremost THE BULB MUST want to change!!!
As far as the lightbulb goes let the higher power recharge it
"All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players,
They have their exits and their entrances,
and one man in his life plays many parts!
(Shakespeare's As you like it.)
During my alcoholic drinking you should have see me practising controlled drinking!!!
The following announcement pinned on the door of a room in a holiday resort.
"FRIENDS OF BILL WILSON WELCOME at 8 pm."
A young lady read the notice, entered. She was the first to arrive at the meeting, so she sat down and waited.
Soon a young man arrived, shook her hand. They introduced them selves to each other,sat down and began to talk.
At 8 pm. the young man said, "O.K. Lets start the meeting!" The young lady asked, "What meeting?" He replied, "The AA meeting!" She said, "I never drank in my life, I'm not an alcoholic. But the notice said 'Friends of Bill Wilson welcome at 8 pm. I am curious so I decided to enter and meet this Bill Wilson!"
I was on vacation early in sobriety driving down the US Pacific Coast and hit a meeting at a nice facility right next to the ocean. I knew no one in the room and was sitting quietly at a table watching the room fill with a laughing, animated crowd. Suddenly, I heard yelling erupt at a table next to me. An angry guy was standing over another guy shaking his fist and shouting at him. A couple of AA members got between the two and escorted the yeller to the door. As they opened the door and ushered the yeller out you could have heard a pin drop. All of the laughter and chatter evaporated as we watched a rare occurrence in AA; a member being tossed out of a meeting. One of the bouncers suddenly stopped, returned to the door, opened it and yelled, "Keep coming back!". The roar of laughter that erupted could have been heard across the ocean in Japan. The chatter and light heartedness returned and we had a wonderful meeting.
After the meeting, I noticed several men outside the facility talking with the yeller who seemed to have calmed down. It felt good to be a member of a society that had the ability to handle an explosive situation in such a humorous, fair and graceful manner.
nice one.. lol..
don h. nashville
LOL!!! Great one! Thanks for sharing.
The Wife asked, "Where did all these empty whiskey bottles come from?" The husband replied, "Don't look at me, I didn't bring home any empty whiskey bottles!" Alfred G.
The Wife asked, "Where did all these empty whiskey bottles come from?" The husband replied, "Don't look at me, I didn't bring home any empty whiskey bottles!"
Take what you need and leave the rest
"Take what you want and leave the rest!" I practised that axiom all my life!!!
If I did not like a job I LEFT IT AND DID NOT DO IT!!!
The above phrase is a perfect description of my drinking!
When asked what my favourite drink was,
I replied in one word. MORE!!!
" I am suffering from an acute form of inverse paranoia!!!
I think my family and friends are holding secret meetings, planning ways to make me happy!"
GRATITUDE CHANGES YOUR ATTITUDE. YOU CAN'T BE HATEFUL, IF YOU ARE GRATEFUL.
Most of my INSIGHTS are just HINDSIGHTS!
The more I know about AA and the less I do about it, THE MORE I SUFFER!!!
We don't get well in AA, WE GET BETTER!
Of course I don's always get what I want!!! Instead I get what I need!!!
7 days without a meeting makes a weak.
7 days without a meeting makes ONE weak.
:) 7 days without a meeting makes ONE weak!
Should be, "makes ONE weak!" lol
" I was never a fan of reality!"
Newcomer:"How do I know that I drink too much?"
Oldtimer;" Maybe, by asking that very question!"
No matter what I am experiencing now, a drink of alcohol cannot improve on it!!!
Gratitude chances your attitude.
You can't be grateful, if you are grateful.
I can choose to live one day at a time or one day at a whine...
At a meeting today a member shared that as he was driving, he noticed a slogan in the back window of the card ahead of him. "I AM UNABLE TO LAUGH AT MYSELF!" Some wit responded in writing and stated, "I can help here. I can laugh at you!!!
Another comment had this gem, A member saw the follwing remark on the wall in his local barber shop. "Everyday, I make a decisin to like one person. Today is not your day! And it is not looking too good for you tomorrow either!"
He said, " If I can laugh at myself I can have a life of free, endless entertainment!!!
Charlie Chaplain entered a Charlie Chaplain look alike competition.
HE CAME THIRD!!!
No matter what I am experiencing now, one drink of alcohol does not IMPROVE IT!!!
Gratitude changes your attitude!
You can't be grateful, if you are hateful!