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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Short of Newcomers to talk AT? (heheee) : New Ladies in Blogland.

Feeling Restless, irritable and discontent?
That feeling of something missing?
A 'God shaped hole' perhaps?

What you need, is a MIND ALTERING NEWCOMER!!
FREE in every AA meeting!!
GUARANTEED to make you feel happy joyous and free in 5 minutes or your money back!
Remember. "It works when ALL else fails" *
(Hey, and you're NEVER too new, to start giving it away to keep it! Kindness costs nothing!)

* It works when other activities fail. (p89)
Hehehee. Sorry I know its a c*ap joke, but I couldn't help myself.

So yeah.
The Newcomer is THE most important person in the room. (As they say)
Even if the room is a virtual one!
Besides, Its always a little opportunity for service.
From what I can see, the new ladies around at the moment seem to be...
Katia at Seeking the Cranberry(First meeting yesterday. Bless er!)
Lea at Recovering Wino
Johna at My Lifetime Movie
Krista at Wine-O
Clarity at Clarity Case
Kathym at Gospodi Pomiluj
Ms Shadow at one door away from heaven.10 months ALREADY! Time FLIES huh? Practically an old timer already!
Ms V at Onward

(Haven't posted for a while, but you just never know..)
Rhonda at journey to Wellness
SE at The World of an Addict

"Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him. Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties. Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of other people ahead of his own. Make it clear that he is not under pressure, that he needn’t see you again if he doesn’t want to. You should not be offended if he wants to call it off, for he has helped you more than you have helped him. If your talk has been sane, quiet and full of human understanding, you have perhaps made a friend. Maybe you have disturbed him about the question of alcoholism. This is all to the good. The more hopeless he feels, the better. he will be more likely to follow your suggestions." (p94)

Have I missed any? REALLY new ones I mean.
I have some more listed on my sidebar on the right under Alcoholic bloggers under one year.
Tell me some more if you know of any...


Shadow said...

hey! thanks for the mention. yip, i'm becoming part of the furniture, i hope... heee heee heee. thanks for your inspiring posts!!!!!

Kathrin Ivanovic said...

Oh GOSH!....thank you! You are too sweet!

I went to another meeting last night...really liked this one! I think its going to be my regular Tuesday night....wonderful wonderful women!

Have a wonderful day!

Most of Martha Woodroof in one place said...

This is just a flat-out great, useful post. I'm going visiting!

molly said...

I feel sooooooo HONORED to be listed!! You have no idea how much you've helped this newcomer without even knowing. I used your blog site as a temp sponsor until I got a "real" one and I got a sponsor last night at my home group - FINALLY! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You should use the info on your blog and put it in book format. I'd buy it! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Hug hug,
Molly (lana) :)

Anonymous said...

Here's another suggestion if you are feeling restless, irritable and discontent. Instead of finding a M.ind A.ltering N.ewcomer, just look for a M.A.N. Not sure if you meant that as a joke but that's what I saw. Just some sick humor from the other side of the pond. Judy

johno said...

she came back

and Kim - off my sidebar, came back too

and sober steve http://sobersteveatsunset.blogspot.com/

(he definitely aint no lady, but on the blog!)

Anonymous said...

I had no idea there were so many of us newbies! I'm still having trouble with my fonts but love reading your hard-hitting suggestions here. Five-plus months and grateful for each day.