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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... happiness.   BB Into Action, p.83  
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... happiness.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
About the time of the beer experiment I was thrown in with a crowd of people who attracted me because of their seeming poise, health, and happiness.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... happiness.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
But whenever we had to choose between character and comfort, the character-building was lost in the dust of our chase after what we thought was happiness.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happiness about them.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
At first many of these feel lonely, hurt, and left out as they witness so much domestic happiness about them.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... happiness after all.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
There had been much happiness after all.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... happiness and security.   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The family of an alcoholic longs for the return of happiness and security.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... happiness, and sense of direction flowed into ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... happiness and usefulness which we should have ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We used to amuse ourselves by cynically dissecting spiritual beliefs and practices when we might have observed that many spiritually-minded persons of all races, colors, and creeds were demonstrating a degree of stability, happiness and usefulness which we should have sought ourselves.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happiness, can A.A. offer them satisfactions of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
If they cannot have this kind of happiness, can A.A. offer them satisfactions of similar worth and durability?


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... happiness can be based only upon forgetfulness ...   BB The Family Afterward, pp.123-124  
The family may be possessed by the idea that future happiness can be based only upon forgetfulness of the past.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... happiness for others.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have -- the key to life and happiness for others.


12.
View STEP ONE essay   ... happiness he will find none at all.   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Of real happiness he will find none at all.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happiness is not to be found in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
In later life he finds that real happiness is not to be found in just trying to be a number one man, or even a first-rater in the heartbreaking struggle for money, romance, or self-importance.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... happiness out of this world if he ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this world if he only manages well?


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... happiness, there will be ups and downs.   BB To Wives, p.117  
In spite of your new-found happiness, there will be ups and downs.


17.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... happiness they found in giving themselves for ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves for others.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... happiness uppermost in mind.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Each might pray about it, having the other one's happiness uppermost in mind.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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