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Comments of A Sponsor

Sponsor's Minutes are those wonderful things that you LOVE to hear your sponsor say on occasion...things that hit the spot.  True and to the point!  None the less, often it is stuff that we often do not want to hear. 

Act Don't React

I often needed to keep my head about me, and my sponsor told me to ACT and not REACT.  Say the Serenity Prayer and take a minute to process before I shoot out everything I am thinking at someone.  Helps me. 


My Job
It is your job to be truthful with me, and my job to laugh at you when your not!   Webmaster #1's Sponsor 


 Easy Does It  

My first sponsor used to say, "Easy Does It, But Do It!".  This was a way to get me off my butt when she knew I needed to move.                  TM



Small Doses
My sponsor tells me that she has to spoon feed me, and give me direction in little doses.  It is not a clique, but it is true for me.       AC    


Pain Is Optional

This is one I have had thrown out to me in sobriety by one of my sponsors.  It always hits the point.  She would give me a suggestion, and I would blow it off, and she would say - SUFFER, SUCKER, PAIN IS OPTIONAL IN SOBRIETY.  I have found this to be true for the most part, except sometimes we do have to go through the pain.  The intensity of the pain depends on us and the tools we use.                               GH


I was told that sometimes GOD just means GOOD ORDERLY DIRECTION.  



First Things First
I used to get ahead of myself allot, and my sponsor would often say FIRST THINGS FIRST.  I couldn't do the 4th step before I had done my Third Step.


Put Down The Bat
Guilt and Shame can often overwhelm me and I am my own worst enemy.  My sponsor tells me often to Put Down The Bat!  Inventory the situation, make amends and let it GO! 

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings
I was told to go to 90 meetings in 90 days.  I was told to read the big book, first 164 pages.  I had a hard time reading for awhile, so my sponsor said to make a big book meetings, open meeting, closed topical meeting and a step meeting to get a variety of what I needed. 

My sponsor says that the back row of the meeting is for the shoe dept.  That is for the SLIPPERS, LOADERS, AND SNEAKERS!!!  DJ

We have to give it away to keep it, and I look at it like finances, DON'T GIVE AWAY MORE THAN YOU CAN AFFORD!  DJ


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