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Mr. SponsorPants
I try to look at my own problems through a 12 Step lens and use the tools AA suggests to find solutions -- maybe my experiences can help you do the same. Questions? Comments? Feel free.
Interests: AA, A.A., Alcoholics Anonymous, Spirituality, Recovery, Alcoholism, Addiction, Sponsorship, Sponsor, Sobriety, OA, HOW, CMA, etc.
Recent Activity
He was pretty broken up about his relapse. I'd watched him come in to AA and be pretty regular at my home group for close to two years; but then as sometimes (I won't say often, but I won't say... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Mr. SponsorPants
This morning I had statistics for breakfast. This morning I woke up fifty five years old. (I get to turn fifty-five years old today.) This morning I woke up 10,553 days sober. I woke up with a healthy liver. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Mr. SponsorPants
Freedom from the sometimes crushing pressure of trying to be how you think you're "supposed" to be is one of the best things about an active AA Program and staying sober over time. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
oh my god you guys he bugs me so much he is odd looking so am I but I'm busy taking someone's inventory here so let's not bring that up okay and when we go around the room and identify... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
"Before Uber and all the ride sharing services, back when I was drinking my most common method of transportation was by ambulance!" Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
Well I mean of course my past informs my present. But it sure as hell doesn't have to define my future. Not because of platitudes and wishful thinking and self-serving, melodramatic statements announced with righteous dignity to an empty living... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. Elie Wiesel 1928 - 2016 Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Siddhartha Gautama Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
Although I have to admit that sometimes I don't win AND I don't learn. At least on the first pass. Sometimes it takes me another spin or two of the wheel before I get it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
"Some alcoholics drink to stuff their feelings; to bury them deep down. Me? I was raised to never express anything inappropriate, never display any strong emotion. I'm a professional non-feeler. I didn't drink to stuff my feelings. I drank to... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
If after I pray I'm waiting for God to do something, I've got it backwards. God is the Principal, I am the Agent. God may do something, (God my do something pretty spectacular) but I've got to give God something... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
"As I look back on that period, I realize how true it is that one of the primary differences between alcoholics and nonalcoholics is that nonalcoholics change their behavior to meet their goals and alcoholics change their goals to meet... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
"When it comes to my addiction, I think genetics loaded the gun, but the decisions I made, my behavior, pulled the trigger." Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
It was a long time ago. I have almost forgotten my dream. But it was there then, In front of me, Bright like a sun— My dream. And then the wall rose, Rose slowly, Slowly, Between me and my dream.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
"Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants
My sober life is a big one, albeit perhaps not in the ways I imagined it would be when I began this journey. And a day at a time there's no reason it won't get even bigger. Drinking gave me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Mr. SponsorPants