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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... happy.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... happy.  BB To Wives, p.117  
If you and your husband find a solution for the pressing problem of drink you are, of course, going to be very happy.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... happy.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
At midnight he came home exhausted, but very happy.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... happy.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
More than these attributes, they seemed to be happy.


5.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... happy.  BB Acceptance, p.417  
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... happy.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
This was exhilarating, and it made us happy.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... happy.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... happy about his sobriety.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
He will presently try the old game again, for he isn't happy about his sobriety.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy again.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.118-119  
Both of them blame each other and ask when their marriage is ever going to be happy again.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... happy and be free to concentrate on ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
The world will then turn happy and be free to concentrate on culture and character.


12.
View FOREWORD   ... happy and effective living for many, alcoholic ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
They see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not.


13.
View STEP ONE essay   ... happy and purposeful lives may be built.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy and secure ourselves.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy and useful living.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Only by this means can we improve our chances for really happy and useful living.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... happy business career.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-five, after a successful and happy business career.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... happy day may not arrive.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
The tragic truth is that if the man be a real alcoholic, the happy day may not arrive.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Happy Destiny.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... happy evenings together chatting and drinking before ...  BB To Wives, p.110  
You have passed happy evenings together chatting and drinking before your fire.


20.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... happy family.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family.


21.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... happy family life.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
These people often throw to the winds every chance for legitimate security and a happy family life.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy homes.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Most married folks in A.A. have very happy homes.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy in our A.A. work.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
We are sober and happy in our A.A. work.


24.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... happy in their release, and constantly thinking ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... happy, joyous, and free.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free.


26.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... happy life.'  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Of course, my answer was 'My own sobriety and a mighty happy life.'


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... happy occasion, try to increase the pleasure ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
If it is a happy occasion, try to increase the pleasure of those there; if a business occasion, go and attend to your business enthusiastically.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... happy, respected, and useful once more.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
It may seem incredible that these men are to become happy, respected, and useful once more.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... happy results do follow.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
With clear understanding and right, grown-up attitudes, very happy results do follow.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... happy solution.  BB To Wives, p.104  
Among us are wives, relatives and friends whose problem has been solved, as well as some who have not yet found a happy solution.


31.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... happy to hear from you if we ...  BB To Employers (Note), p.150  
(*) See Appendix VI -- We shall be happy to hear from you if we can be of help.


32.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... happy under these conditions.  BB To Wives, p.111  
We know women who are unafraid, even happy under these conditions.


33.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... happy usefulness.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness.


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