Our main business is to keep sober!

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Liquor used to be my friend. I used to have a lot of fun drinking. Practically all the fun I had was connected with drinking. But the time came when liquor became my enemy. I don’t know just when liquor turned against me and became my enemy, but I know it happened, because I began to get into trouble. And since I realize that liquor is now my enemy, my main business is keeping sober. Making a living or keeping house is no longer my main business. It’s secondary to the business of keeping sober. Do I realize that my main business is keeping sober?

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Feb 20

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“In the meetings I attend, newcomers sometimes ask me how I’ve been able to stay sober so long. My answer is always the same: every morning, the first thing I do is say three magic words — God, help me.”

“Small but Mighty,”
Kissimmee, Fla., March 2006
Beginner’s Book: Getting and Staying Sober in AA
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Defense

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Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink. Except in a few cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must come from a Higher Power.
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p 43

Thought to Ponder . . . I can’t, He can, I’ll let Him.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ . . . F R O G = Fully Rely On God.

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ Feb 19

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“Drinking is no longer a problem, but my thinking sure is. Writing a gratitude list puts the brakes on negative thoughts, turns me back toward the light, and helps me to see the beauty in everyday life.”

Tools for Life,”
New York, N.Y., January 2006
Beginner’s Book: Getting and Staying Sober in AA
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