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The absence of love in our lives is what makes them seem raw and unfinished. —Ingrid Bengis— Love expressed softens the harsh cutting edge of any experience. Whether we’re the recipients of love or the giver, we still share the promised rewards, the greatest of which is the knowledge that we belong, that others know […]

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Butterfly On A Pink Flower

TURNING NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE Our spiritual and emotional growth in A.A. does not depend so deeply upon success as it does upon our failures and setbacks. If you will bear this in mind. I think that your slip will have the effect of kicking you upstairs, instead of down. AS BILL SEES IT , p. […]

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When I look at the future, it’s so bright, it burns my eyes. —Oprah Winfrey— During our illness, it was as if our spirit lived in a deep, dark cave. Our spirit became gloomy, cold, and lonely. Our spirit didn’t know how to get out of the cave. We were dying. Recovery brings us into […]

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Pretty Purple Flowers

Out of every crisis comes the chance to be reborn, to re-conceive ourselves as individuals, to choose the kind of change that will help us to grow and to fulfill ourselves more completely.  —Nena O’Neill— Before choosing to recover, most of us lived through crisis after crisis. Many days we sought the oblivion of alcohol […]

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Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

In twelfth-step work, the fourth thing is conversion. Conversion means change. Prospects must learn to change their way of thinking. Until now, everything they’ve done has been connected with drinking. Now they must face a new kind of life, without liquor. They must see and admit that they cannot overcome drinking by their own willpower, […]