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Patriots Day in Boston by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Even forty miles north of the city it's a quiet day. I check in on the headlines now and then. Yesterday, the TV stayed on for hours. I had only just gotten my new cable ... Read on »
Nice Surprises by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Two lovely surprises today. The first one was that it was utterly painless chairing the morning meeting. The feeling of good will among others in the room is palpable. Th ... Read on »
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The trouble with trying to change your thoughts is that our will alone will not accomplishment the job.  Otherwise, the first self-help book would have cured us.  I need to ... Read on »
Right Action by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Otherwise known as restraint of pen and tongue in my case, I've been on a merry go round of emotion but as someone in a meeting said, it comes down to right action, not righ ... Read on »
The Actor on This Stage by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism During this past weekend I was one of the zillion New Englanders housebound awaiting the end of the blizzard.  I downloaded an AA speaker tape and what I heard, first of all ... Read on »
I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism isaiah  49:13-23 quoted this am.  We are a constant in Gods life, never forgotten or abandoned. We may grow distant in the relationship but we are never forsaken or tossed a ... Read on »
Clean and Sober, Not Crying and Carrying On by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Heard at a meeting and repeated by me. Also heard was a speaker tape of Ian from Manitoba talking about the fundamental problem of selfishness, self seeking and bondage to s ... Read on »
In The Day by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Life kept in the day. I heard it recently that to think beyond the day is to try to maneuver things.  We are such busy minded schemers trying to have our way whether it is g ... Read on »
Patience by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My home group is celebrating its tenth year anniversary in the morning. I've been a member for the past five years.  For the first three and a half years I attended this ope ... Read on »
Learning New Things by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Funny how open to change that we think we are until its time to learn something new.  I'm playing hooky this morning by not going to morning meeting so that I could get some ... Read on »
Sparkling Raconteur by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A weird thing happened at that Friday night meeting.  Something came over me.  An ease with others, heretofore only achieved after a glass of something.  It was like a veil ... Read on »
Procrastination? Give me a minute . . . by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My sponsor spoke at a nearby meeting last night.  I had been to other meetings at this site.  I lowered my expectations and headed over to support her.  She gave a ten minut ... Read on »
Missing Dave Today by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Poof, he's gone.  Many, many posts were done by him. I have not been nearly as diligent as he. Seldom have I posted daily in the past few years since I started blogging a ... Read on »
Les Meserables sp? by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The movie, you know what I'm talking about!  I saw it with a friend on Sunday in the middle of a theatre filled with women.  Not a fan of musicals but it didn't even matter. ... Read on »
Cunning and All Powerful by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Within the last couple weeks my attitude about alcohol has changed from almost neutral to nearly obsessive.  In early December we celebrated Eucharist at someones home after ... Read on »
A Special Time by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The problem with having a new undertaking in your life is that it sends out ripples and I don't appreciate it.  I realize that I want to compartmentalize my spiritual journe ... Read on »
Happy New Year With Apology by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My settings were not allowing me comments so hope that I can hear from you! I found Cloudia,s comments so yeh for that.  She is on my mind as we sit or ski in snowy and frig ... Read on »
A Tricky Time of Year by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have always liked the clean slate aspect of the new year.  This year I notice that I want to go off on tangents with thoughts of Improving My Life.  I'm thriving on the en ... Read on »
Most People Don't Talk, They Advertise by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I can't figure out if I am listening to something helpful or not. I get the Daily Reprieve email from Tom Murphy and am listening to the recorded speaker.  He's someone who ... Read on »
Back to Business As Usual by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Every other person that I've talked to today is exhausted! I am pretty tuckered myself today.  Barely on the good side of the naughty or nice fence. I had the most stress ... Read on »