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Postby ronh » Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:21 am

Hello:
My name is Ron and I found this form while surfing thru AA link's this evening.
I am an active member of AA in Washington, MO. and have been for 15
years by the grace of God.

It's been quit a while sence I have had any real desire for a drink but I
know that I can't stay sober on yesterday's work. I have to surrender on a
daily basis and try to apply the 12 steps in all my affairs.

Thank's for being here for me and I hope to get to know you all better.
Ron
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Welcome

Postby openminded » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:29 am

Hey! My name is Ron too! Well Roni. Nice to meet you hope to see more of you.
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Hello Ron, welcome!

Postby Dallas » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:55 am

Hello Ron, welcome!

Glad to see that you found us. We hope you'll keep coming back! And, we hope you'll become active in sharing your experience, strength and hope with us in the forum!

Washington, Mo? How far is that from Fort Smith, Arkansas? Do you ever go to the Springtime In The Ozarks, Convention, in Eureka Springs?

Hurry back!!!

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Springtime in the Ozarks

Postby ronh » Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:40 pm

Hi Dallas,
Washington, Mo. is about 325 miles or so N.E. of Fort Smith.
My wife Jenny and I have been attending the convention at Eureka
Springs AK for about 10 years now and it has become one of our yearly
adventures for our continued sobriety. Great People ... Great Speakers ...
and Great sobriety.
I hope to meet you their next year.

I was told at this mornings meeting that if I wanted to make God Smile
I should tell him my plans for the day.

God Bless
Ron H
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Making God Smile!

Postby Dallas » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:22 pm

Thanks for sharing that RonH!

For a while, when I was new in AA, I would hear things like "If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans" and everyone would laugh at the joke. I thought that meant that I wasn't supposed to have any plans. And, probably, most of the AA's in those particular meetings thought the same thing.

At the time I was literally trudging the road of sobriety in my life (Not much happy destiny, then) until my sponsor had me start making a Daily To Do List. Then, he would check on me to make sure I was getting my To Do list done daily, and check on how I was doing with it.

That "To Do List" totally turned things around for me and for a long time I wondered "How do sponsors learn this stuff!". I didn't want to ask him, and appear dumb, and then one day while following the instructions on page 83-88 of the Big Book, there it was!!! "We consider our plans for the day!"

That made such a huge impact on my life that I started doing a written walk through of pages 83-88 daily, including my plans. What an amazing change that started to take place in me and in all of my life!!!

Today, when I slip off the edge of the Road of Happy Destiny, I know it's usually because I either woke up or went to sleep without following my instructions of pages 83-88.

Looking forward to seeing you in Eureka Springs next year!!! Or, somewhere else in AA, before then!

Take care!
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