Show An Attitude of Gratitude!!!
Tuesday – December 17, 2019 – 7:30 pm.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
2770 W Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43606
Come join us in sharing your “attitude of gratitude”, with the rest of the recovering alcoholic as we trudge the road to happy destiny. 🙂
Honesty and Recovery
In taking an inventory, a member might consider questions such as:
How did my selfish pursuit of the sex relation damage other people and me? What people were hurt, and how badly? Just how did I react at the time? Did I burn with guilt? Or did I insist that I was the pursued and not the pursuer, and thus absolve myself? How have I reacted to frustration in sexual matters? When denied, did I become vengeful or depressed? Did I take it out on other people? If there was rejection or coldness at home, did I use this as a reason for promiscuity?
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Let no alcoholic say he cannot recover unless he has his family back. This just isn’t so. His recovery is not dependent upon people. It is dependent upon his relationship with God, however he may define Him.
1. Twelve And Twelve, Pages 50-51
2. Alcoholics Anonymous, Pages 99-100
When Defects Are Less Than Deadly
Practically everybody wishes to be rid of his most glaring and destructive handicaps. No one wants to be so proud that he is scorned as a braggart, nor so greedy that he is labeled a thief. No one wants to be angry enough to murder, lustful enough to rape, gluttonous enough to ruin his health. No one wants to be agonized by chronic envy or paralyzed by sloth. Of course, most human beings don’t suffer these defects at these rock-bottom levels, and we who have escaped such extremes are apt to congratulate ourselves. Yet can we? After all, hasn’t it been self-interest that has enabled most of us to escape? Not much spiritual effort is involved in avoiding excesses which will bring us punishment anyway. But when we face up to the less violent aspects of these very same defects, where do we stand then?