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Pretty Purple Flowers

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words. –Joyce Brothers— Anger is familiar to us all. We feel it toward others and from others. The expression and acceptance of anger is where we often falter. Most of us were told when we were small girls that we shouldn’t be angry, but […]

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Freedom is like taking a bath — you have to keep doing it every day! —Flo Kennedy— Nothing stands still. Change is the law of life. We may sometimes feel that our personal gains have to be won over and over again. But looked at from another perspective, that’s not so: our solid personal gains […]

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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. —Ethel Barrymore… There was a time when we wouldn’t let anyone laugh at us—even ourselves. We had to much shame. We had to much pain. We took the world too seriously. If we laughed it was at others—not at ourselves. Over time, […]

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🌞Rise and Shine Wonderful Gift to this world β—πŸŽπŸŽ€πŸŒΒ  Are We Really holding Ourselves accountable and taking responsibility for the ACTION NEEDED in Our PROGRAMS β“πŸŽ¬πŸ˜―πŸ˜¬Β  … Or are we just doing enough to barely get by, πŸ€¨πŸ™„… For left to our own ideals and thoughts… 😏πŸ€ͺ… We could be in isolation, taking HOSTAGES, or […]

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Since I’ve been in A.A., have I made a start toward being more unselfish? Do I no longer want my own way in everything? When things go wrong and I can’t have what I want, do I no longer sulk? Am I trying not to waste money on myself? And does it make me happy […]

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NO ONE DENIED ME LOVE On the A.A. calendar it was Year Two . . . . A newcomer appeared at one of these groups . . . . He soon proved that his was a desperate case, and that above all he wanted to get well. . . . [He said], “Since I am […]

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Spirituality is…the awareness that survival is a savage fight between you and yourself.—Lisa S. — As recovering people, we’re getting stronger each day. We go to meetings to learn how to be better people. But we also go to remind ourselves of the beast inside us—our addiction. This beast is waiting for us to slip—to […]

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Pretty Purple Flowers

The pure relationship, how beautiful it is! How easily it is damaged, or weighted down with irrelevancies–not even irrelevancies, just life itself, the accumulations of life and of time. –Anne Morrow Lindbergh… Many of us are presently rebuilding old relationships and searching for new ones, ones that we hope we can protect. We can’t survive […]

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OUR GROUP CONSCIENCE “. . . sometimes the good is the enemy of the best.” ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE, p. 101 I think these words apply to every area of A.A.’s Three Legacies: Recovery, Unity and Service! I want them etched in my mind and life as I “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny” […]

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Before I met A.A., I was very unloving. From the time I went away to school, I paid very little attention to my mother and father, I was on my own and didn’t even bother to keep in touch with them. After I got married, I was very unappreciative of my spouse. Many a time […]