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Sandy and I are real proud of what you have done and what you have accomplished in this year You can be very proud of yourself and our wishes are for your continued success in recovery ONE DAY AT A TIME WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God's Blessings be with you and your family Love Sandy and Al

 

ON YOUR AA BIRTHDAY  
I HOPE  YOU  ENJOY  THIS  DAY  
MAY  GOD  BLESS YOU  
IN FELLOWSHIP  BILLY L
FROM  VA
P.S.    HELLO DEAR  FRIEND    THAT IS  WHAT I  TYPE TO ONE  & ALL
EVERY   DAY    I COME TO THIS  SITE  AND  GIVE  CONGRATS  TO  ONE  & 
ALL   
BUT  TODAY IT  GIVES ME  PLEASURE   TYPING  TO A  TRUSTED  FRIEND  I AM 
SO  
PROUD  OF  DOING  THIS      YOU ARE A  FRIEND 
JUST LIKE   GARY      BE WELL     BE PROUD    YOU  DID IT  :)  
BILLY (wfl)

 

Congratulations on your 1st AA anniversary !!!!

How's it feel to be a miracle?

Tom Connally in Troy, NY
{Walk softly and carry a Big Book}
  "Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a
situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it."
-- Kathleen Casey Theisen

 

      Congrats Donna. Keep coming back.             Sam (mas52)


           CONGRATULATIONS ON 365 DAYS.  HOW DID YOU DO IT?   ROB F   HUNTINGTON, IN 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
GREAT JOB, LIVING, ONE DAY AT A TIME.                                   
ROB F.   HUNTINGTON, IN.                                                                                                                                                                               
A great story from the first edition of the big book.  Not included in 
the current edition.                                                                                 
A DIFFERENT SLANT                                                                                                     
I probably have one of the shortest stories in this whole volume and it 
is short because there is only one point I wish to get over to an 
occasional man who may be in my position.
  Partner in one of this country's nationally know concerns, happily 
married with fine children, sufficient income to indulge my whims and 
future security from the financial standpoint should paint a picture in 
which there would be no possibility of a man becoming an alcoholic from 
the psychological standpoint.  I had nothing to escape from and I am 
known as a conservative, sound business man.
  I had missed going to my office several times while I tapered off and 
brought myself to sobriety.  This time, though, I found I could not 
taper off, I could not stop and I had to be hospitalized.  That was the 
greatest shock to my pride I ever had.  Such a blow that I mad a firm 
resolve to never again taste as much as one glass of beer.  Careful 
thought and analysis went into that decision.
  The doctor at this hospital told me vaguely of the work of men who 
called themselves Alcoholics Anonymous and asked if I wanted one of them 
to call upon me.  I was sure I needed no outside help, but in order to 
be polite to the doctor and hoping he would forget it, I assented.
  I was embarrassed when a chap called at my house one evening and told 
me about himself.  He quickly sensed my slight resentment and made it 
plain to me that none of the crowd were missionaries, nor did they feel 
it their duty to try to help anyone who did not want help.  I think I 
closed the talk by saying I was glad I was not an alcoholic and sorry he 
had been bothered by me.
  Within sixty days, after leaving the hospital the second time, I was 
pounding at his door, willing to do anything to conquer the vicious 
thing that had conquered me.
  The point I hope I have made is - even a man with everything from a 
material standpoint, a man with tremendous pride and the will power to 
function in all ordinary circumstances can become an alcoholic and find 
himself as hopeless and helpless as the man who has a multitude of 
worries and troubles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
--Harry B.
     First Edition of Big Book pages 252-253.