I was leaving a meeting the other day and asked a friend “Will I see you tomorrow?” He replied, “God willing.” A little irritated, I said “Are you gonna be here or not? God is always willing”. Then, I had that ahha moment: what are other alcoholics favorite and not so favorite catchy AA slogans?
Category Archives: Lifeline
I want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has made SL Central Office what it is today. From all those in the past (All 70 years!!) to those participating today. Except for our paid part time bookkeeper we are a totally volunteer operation. For those that may not be aware we are alone in accomplishing
What a gargantuan task this initially seems. Whenever I attempted introspection before recovery, I became anxious and full of self loathing, which led to heavy drinking and often suicidal thoughts. Throughout my life I generally thought of myself in negative terms. I knew that I had the capacity for love and kindness, but to mine
I recently I asked a newcomer if he would be willing to answer a few question about his experience thus far in sobriety. My intentions of this short interview was to get a different view on early sobriety. Also, a chance for other newcomers to identify with this man’s journey this far. Lastly, possibly helping sponsors identify with new
In early sobriety, I could not understand the reasons and effect of the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. In fact, I was much concerned with stopping drinking that I saw little to none application of these into a solution to my problem. Nonetheless, I was so desperate that decided to follow the steps as
We discovered that the doors of Salt Lake Central Office opened 70 years ago in 1947! I called our area archivist and asked if she knew if the doors had been opened continuously since then. She said as far as she knew they had been. She also said that she had a binder full of
I love the committee process, which wasn’t always the case. When I was three years sober the Salt Lake area was just putting together its corrections committee and a friend of mine convinced me that they couldn’t do it without me. After a great deal of persuasion I finally agreed to attend their meetings. All