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The One Thing That Comes First

Curly Do you know the secret to life Mitch no Curly it’s this, he extends his index finger and says “THIS” Mitch quips, Your finger?  Curley one thing, just one thing, you stick to that and everything else don’t mean *%&#@” flip.

A.A. is a simple program for complicated people. The brilliant intellectual, the Mensa graduate, the overly bright, and sometimes even the below average Joe may stay wide eyed through the night unable to let go of the illusion of control. Even they can get well while maintaining a sober life style if the have the capacity to be honest, and are willing to let go, and let God.

Concepts, saying and simple instructions that would seem more than obvious and less than common, often times  provide  profound revelations for those in the grips of this deadly disease of mind, body and a malady of the spirit

First things First

If you don’t drink you won’t get drunk! Have you had enough? Are you willing to go to any length to achieve sobriety? You can get well from this disease of mind body and spirit, but there are certain things you have to do. Can you find a meeting house? Get a sponsor, start working the Twelve Steps.

In early recovery the main thing is the main thing, the main thing is being taken through the Twelve Steps. All else pails for without this kit of spiritual tools that are made available by the process often times sobriety with out recovery becomes a curse sobriety and recovery always come first, because it has to.

Think, Think Think,

Think through that first drink, the consequences that lead to a feeling of incomprehensible demoralization hangs like a dark shadow.

A man takes a drink, a drink takes a drink, and then the drink takes the man.

But For The Grace Of God

1 Cor. 15: 10

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

But for the grace of God go I, I must’ve been born a lucky guy Heaven only knows how I’ve been blessed With the gift of YOUR love, And I look around and all I see Is your

Happiness embracing me Oh Lord I’d be lost But for the grace of God

We are saved by grace after all we can do, not after all that we talk, not after all that we can think, not even after all that we can pray, the magic words in A.A. is Action  and more Action for faith without works is dead.

Easy Does It

It means relax

Slow down, you move too fast.

You got to make the morning last.

Just kicking down the cobble stones.

Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.

For example, easy does it means relax. Stop stirring the stew pot, keep the lid on the lip and quit shooting from the hip.

Nerves are raw from living on the edge, and then kicked to the curb of the mean streets while living in a blur. The first thing you need to do is take a deep breadth, stretch out the dread and put the chill back in your head.

Easy Does It Applies no matter how long you have been in recovery and in fact it is essential to continue progress in recovery and helps to increase the ability to grow emotionally, physically, and especially spiritually.

Live And Let live

“Live and Let Live” would require us to take responsibility for our failures as well as our successes rather than launching yet another investigation to find someone else to blame.

Some say eat or be eaten

Some say live and let live

But all are agreed as they join the stampede

You should never take more than you give The Lion King


It means to accept those around you for who they are, not what you want them to be.

“Live and let live” reminds us that patience and tolerance of others is our code.

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