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Old 05-17-2005, 05:41 PM   #1
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Smile Recovery Tools for 5/17/05

How did you use any or all of the following Tools of Recovery for Tuesday, May 17th?

A Plan of Eating

Sponsorship

Meetings

Telephone

Writing

Literature

Anonymity

Service
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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A Plan of Eating - Followed it and ate the food I commited

Sponsorship - Spoke with my sponsor this morning

Meetings - Will attend 2 meetings tonight

Telephone - Didn't make an outreach call today, yet

Writing - Answered a recovery question and wrote on a jouranling assignement that my sponsor gave me (list assets...I have assets ??)

Literature - Read daily entries from OA's For Today, Voices of Recovery and AA's 24 Hours a Day

Anonymity - Haven't said anything

Service - Will set up for meeting, put out tapes for sale at meeting and tape the speaker at the first meeting.
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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A Plan of Eating - yep

Sponsorship - emailed sponsor and temporary while she's on vacation sponsor

Meetings- 2 online, paid attention well at one

Telephone- called temp sponsor, PMed a couple for outreach

Writing-wrote alot in my journal. didn't write step 4. two days running.

Literature-read some AABB, recovery checklist, and VOR

Anonymity-yep

Service-PMed people, emailed someone, led newcomers meeting

leading the newcomers meeting was awesome. the BB says service lifts you up when all else fails (my loose paraphrase) and boy I can see it's true. there were lots of questions, a few hurting people. it's nice to care about someone else and want them to get better, to be in a position to show them some of the way and more importantly to show them that they aren't alone... there's so much comfort and hope and help in the fellowship.
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:23 PM   #4
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How very true about service Cacky. I've also heard it said that it puts us outside of ourselves and allows us to not forcus on the self. When we help others out it comes back to us. It's an awesome tool!
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