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Surgery, Again!

Posted 05-15-2020 at 12:33 PM by MyRecoveredLife

In late July and early August, 2017, my extended family and I all gathered in Fiji for the wedding of my daughter, to a young man from New Zealand. I wrote about this in my previous post entitled The Wedding.

The Accident

Near the end of that trip, I was involved in a bit of an accident. We were on a boat parasailing, and my step-daughter and I were paired up. We were enjoying the beautiful view as we floated effortlessly behind the boat. It was such a great experience. However, as our turn was coming...
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What About the Newcomer?

Posted 04-11-2020 at 03:59 PM by MyRecoveredLife

The Alcoholics Anonymous Responsibility Statement reads as follows:

“I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA to always be there. And for that, I am responsible.”

I have been thinking about the responsiblity statement a lot lately. It seems to me, in this rapidly changing world, it is more important now than ever. With face to face meetings mostly shut down, how are newcomers to find us? And how do we recognize them when they...
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Financial (In)Security

Posted 11-23-2017 at 02:49 PM by MyRecoveredLife

“Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 84) This is an excerpt from the Ninth Step Promises in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. I used to hear this and the only way I could imagine the fear of economic insecurity leaving me was that I would make and have more money. Of course, more money would mean more savings, no debt, owning everything I could possibly ever want, etc, etc. This is particularly funny in hindsight. I make enough money to...
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Just Say Yes!

Posted 11-10-2017 at 10:34 AM by MyRecoveredLife
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This post is going to be a bit of a continuation of the last post, or expand upon it, so if you didn’t read “Life is Good?” I would recommend you go back and read it first.

If my problem is that I rest on my laurels when life is good, how do I get beyond that? How do I push myself to continue to grow when I am comfortable “as is”? It occurs to me that the way to continue to grow, without waiting until I am suffering, and in enough pain to be willing to learn another of God’s lessons...
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Life Is Good?

Posted 10-24-2017 at 12:43 PM by MyRecoveredLife

How many times a day are I asked how I am doing and I answer “I am good”? How many times when sharing at a meeting about how my life has been affected by completing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and trying to live by the principles of this program do I tell people “life is good”? So here is the thing:

GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT.

At least for me it is. You see, good leads to complacency. This notion was first introduced to me by these two guys who call themselves...
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