Blogs by Global Steps AA group members.
|Posted by Erin McV on July 8, 2017 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Keep It Simple
Pain can't be avoided. It's as natural as joy. - Unknown
We got into a lot of trouble trying to avoid pain. We used alcohol and other drugs to avoid pain. We didn't want to accept pain as a fact of life.
We can't avoid pain, bu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Erin McV on June 30, 2017 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
R.S.V.P. -- Yes or No?
Usually, we do not avoid a place where there is drinking -- if
we have a legitimate reason for being there. That includes
bars, night clubs, dances, receptions, weddings, even plain
ordinary parties.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Erin McV on November 20, 2016 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
"Years ago I used to commiserate with all people who suffered. Now I commiserate with those who suffer only in ignorance, who do not understand the purpose and ultimate utility of pain".
Someone once remarked that pain is the touchstone of spiritual progress.How heartily we AA's can agree with him, for we know that the pains of alcoholism had to come before sobriety and emotional turmoil before serenity.
"Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Erin McV on October 16, 2016 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Keep It Simple - October 16
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you’re overdoing it.
It’s okay to make mistakes. But we shouldn’t live a life of excuses. We shouldn’t slide over our mistakes; we should learn from them.
Excu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mercy Jean on October 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
My name is Mercy. I have been sober a month shy of 12 years. I wanted to post again to let people know that I am still here if any women need a sponsor. I am happy to help. I normally use the phone to do step work but can facetime once in awhile if needed. Please send a message to me if you want to work together.
|Posted by Club_Epic aka Walt on August 9, 2016 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
GSAA Archivist Qualifications
Term of office: 1 year
Suggested sobriety: 2 or more years
Suggested previous service experience:
Service at the group level, face to face or online group. Example: Chairperson, Secretary, or Treasurer.
Other suggested qualifications: At least (18) months as a group member.
Familiar with our AA literature pertaining to groups and service, including: "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions" (the Traditions parts), "The AA Service Ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Erin McV on May 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
Light From a Prayer
"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we ca, and the wisdom to know the difference."
We treasure our "Serenity Prayer" because it brings a new light to us that can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal habit of fooling ourselves.
In the radiance of this prayer we see that defeat, rightly accepted, need be no disaster. We now know that we do not have to run away, no...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Erin McV on April 10, 2016 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
Keep It Simple - April 10
"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from making nests in your hair." - Chinese proverb
Life is full of feelings. We can be happy, sad, mad, scared. These feelings can come and go quickly. Or we may hang on to them. As recovering (alcoholics) addicts, we used to hang on to those feelings that made us feel bad. We let them make "nests" in our ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane on March 4, 2016 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
I want to thank Joe and Greg for this amazing site.....There is a lot of work here, quiet laboring behind the scenes. Thank you! Diane:):D;)
|Posted by DougE on December 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Material possessions have great significance in our world. Not only do we strive to own a special car, electronic gear, and far more clothes than we need, but we also think in terms of possessing a girlfriend, or our health, or happiness, or things that cannot be owned. Some of us have become addicted to buying a...Read Full Post »