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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 TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... saying he is sick, you might jump ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
When his wife next calls saying he is sick, you might jump to the conclusion he is drunk.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... saying it over and over will often ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... saying, "Not my will, but Thine, be ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When in doubt we can always pause, saying, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."


4.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... saying, 'Now boys, please go heavier on ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
He concluded his remarks by saying, 'Now boys, please go heavier on the hat tonight, will you?'


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... saying she wanted me to come over ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
About this time a lady called up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying she wanted me to come over that evening to meet a friend of hers who might help me.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... saying so, they may cordially hate him ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Without saying so, they may cordially hate him for what he has done to them and to their mother.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... saying, "Something has happened to you I ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
Finally he shook his head saying, "Something has happened to you I don't understand.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... saying that Mr. B___ insisted on speaking ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
One day my secretary came in saying that Mr. B___ insisted on speaking with me.


9.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... saying that this is but a beginning, ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Many of our friends encourage us by saying that this is but a beginning, only the augury of a much larger future ahead.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... saying that we were gaining in humility.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
For we had started to get perspective on ourselves, which is another way of saying that we were gaining in humility.


11.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... saying, "This is life for us; you ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Groups have tried to expel members, but the banished have come back to sit in the meeting place, saying, "This is life for us; you can't keep us out."


12.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... saying to every serious drinker, "You are ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
For A.A. is really saying to every serious drinker, "You are an A.A. member if you say so.


13.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... saying to me, 'The laborer is worthy ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
In fact, it came right out of the Bible -- a voice kept saying to me, 'The laborer is worthy of his hire.'


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... saying to ourselves many times each day ...   BB Into Action, pp.87-88  
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... saying to us that we now ought ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... saying to yourself: "I'm jittery and alone.   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
You are saying to yourself: "I'm jittery and alone.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... saying, "Well, thank God that's over!   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... saying you were the best boss he ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
He left us a note saying you were the best boss he ever had, and that you were not to blame in any way."


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