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Post Info TOPIC: 35 years today!


~*Service Worker*~

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35 years today!


Today I am celebrating the anniversary of my first meeting. I didn't get here on my own. There were many people who helped me and paved the way to my recovery. I was just thinking about how many sponsors I had over the years & a lot of qualifiers. I guess I jumped in with both feet at first but then everything kind of fell apart. But that is another story. I am just grateful that I am sane today & looking forward to what this day might bring. My mom died as you know. She was the first person who took me to a meeting. I did briefly go to a really quick meeting in New York but that really didn't count for me. I am certain that that was just a brief stepping stone to my recovery.

I am grateful to have the 12 steps, slogans, promises & all the things I have learned in the past 35 years. I am still a work in progress & I will never graduate from this disease & the power it used to have over me. I have a daily reprieve contingent on my spiritual program. I borrowed that from AA. I hope I got it right & the old-timers will correct me on it. Now I didn't get here by accident. My HP had everything to do w/ it. I have been able w/ His help, to continue this journey. I will continue to PUSH. Pray until something happens. And remember that I need to QTIP. Quit taking it personally especially when it actually has nothing to do w/ me.

There are so many things I could say. I just don't want to preach. I just want to share the love of the program to anyone who will listen. And, if I am wrong about something, I want to be corrected. I will keep coming back. I guess you all are stuck w/ me. LOL.

In service, Kathleen



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 smile Congratulations, Kath... aww ... a gr8 share... smile ...



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Happy Anniversary from me as well HN!

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Happy Al-Anon birthday !!    



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Congratulations Kathleen - thanks for the share & I'm grateful you're a part of my recovery journey! (((Hugs)))

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Practice the PAUSE...Pause before judging.  Pause before assuming.  Pause before accusing.  Pause whenever you are about to react harshly and you will avoid doing and saying things you will later regret.  ~~~~  Lori Deschene

 

 



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Congratukations Kath 

So.grateful to know you 

Maresie 



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