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Old 01-04-2013, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Trudging that road.
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Arrow As Bill Sees It for 1/4/2013

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Can We Choose?

We must never be blinded by the futile philosophy that we are just the hapless victims of our inheritance, of our life experience, and of our surroundings - that these are the sole forces that make our decisions for us. This is not the road to freedom. We have to believe that we can really choose.


"As active alcoholics, we lost our ability to choose whether we would drink. We were the victims of a compulsion which seemed to decree that we must go on with our own destruction.
"Yet we finally did make choices that brought about our recovery. We came to believe that alone we were powerless over alcohol. This was surely a choice, and a most difficult one. We came to believe that a Higher Power could restore us to sanity when we became willing to practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.
"In short, we chose to "become willing," and no better choice did we ever make."

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We sure do have the ability to choose. Not necessarily choose the situation, but choose our attitude and reaction to life.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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"Dreams become reality one choice at a time"
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
Powerless over Alcohol
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I believe dreams are achieved by a series of small goals.. I babbled out it the other day, so I wont bore anyone again.. LOL...

Have a wonderful day on the beam..
"The only real thing in life are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay." Bob Dylan

"Each day,somewhere in the world ,recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic , sharing experience,strength and hope."
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Its a matter of choice. A determination to leave. A push and support from someone who we truly believe in. A lot of factors lead to addiction and getting out of it is very very difficult. It is we who can stop ourselves. I totally believe that an addict can make the changes in his habit only and only when HE himself WANTS to. The want is important.
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