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Postby Tim » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:35 pm

Regular Math--A half measure equals 50%
Recovery Math--"Half measures availed us nothing"

Regular Math--The shortest distance between two points is a straight line
Recovery Math--The longest distance between two points is the shortcut
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Postby Dallas » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:03 pm

Thanks for sharing, Tim! Cool math lessons.

It really is an amazing discovery in recovery... when we come to realize that "Half-measures = Nothing" :wink:

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Can we have that in BIG LETTERS

Postby 918gma » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:13 pm

How true it is. And how easy to forget.
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thank u

Postby Tina L. » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:12 am

thank u tim. i like that.

tina xoxoxo
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Postby PunkSpirit101 » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:51 am

My sponsor use to ask me, "Do you know what 95% is worth in the spiritual realm?"
"no"
"Nothing."
. . . crap.
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Postby Dallas » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:03 am

Thanks PunkSpirit101... Welcome to the site!

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Postby Tim » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:19 am

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings (Eric Hoffer)

Often during the day, when I am distracted from the road of recovery, and heading in the direction of a deadend practice like self-pity or minding someone else's business, it helps to do a little recovery math, and start tallying up the benefits of sobriety. It doesn't take long before gratitude prevails and I am once again on the right road.
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Postby campsurf » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:43 pm

Thanks Tim;

It's kinda like this......

Your will..... it starts off easy and gets hard.

God's will..... it starts off hard and gets easier....

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Postby Tim » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:36 pm

The counselor told us the first week at the outpatient alcoholism treatment center that if we stopped drinking we would become better-looking, smarter and richer.

Ever since, I have calculated on a yearly basis how much I have saved by not drinking. I figured I spent on average about $20 a day on drinking. If I took that money and invested it in the stock market earning on average 10% annually, I have so far saved over $100,000 by not drinking.

Sobriety is, of course, not just about the money, but it is a nice little side-benefit that contributes to economic security.
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More to sobriety than not drinking

Postby Dallas » Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:19 am

Thanks Tim!

I was often too intoxicated to figure out how much I was spending on alcohol. :lol: The closest that I can calculated... is that it was at least equal to rent, house payment, insurance, car payments, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, vacations, savings, retirement fund, kids clothes and shoes, food, medical bills, .... Hmmm? I guess my list could go on! And, I didn't even list any of the fun stuff yet!!!

Kind of goes to show... that sobriety is more than just not drinking! :wink:

Thanks for your Recovery Math! I always appreciate reading your messages. I just wish you would post more of them!

Since sobriety, I've developed a new hunger and thirst for Recovery!

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