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Jerry J (Dallas, TX)
5/5/2001 in Marietta, GA  EVENT: 11th Marietta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 11 min )

"You know what an obsession is? It's a great, big thought. So big it pushes all the other thoughts out of your head and it says, for me, 'A drink would improve this situation. I don't care what the situation is, a drink would improve it'."

Jimmy E (Smyrna, GA)
6/30/2001 in Woodstock, GA  EVENT: HOW Place Saturday Night  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 54 min )

"Sobriety to me is not drinking a day at a time in absence of inner turmoil."

"My name is Jimmy and I am Powerless over Alcohol and I am extremely Grateful to be here."

Gratitude-A Full and Thankful Heart (BC, NJ, TX, UT)
7/3/2010 in San Antonio, TX  EVENT: AA International 2010  TYPE: AA, Both, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I was taught early on in AA that gratitude is not a feeling; it's not and emotion; it's an action."

Michael D-10-11 (Sioux Falls, SD)
12/3/2017 in Buford, GA  EVENT: 8th Woodstock of the South  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps  ( 54 min )

"My wolves come disguised as sheep."

"The difference between a spiritual awakening and a spiritual experience is that when we have a spiritual awakening, we awaken to the fact that we have had spiritual experiences our whole life."

"My job is to stop running and let the Hounds of Heaven catch me."

Jimmy E (Smyrna, GA)
1/25/2001 in Cedartown, GA  EVENT: RTU Cedartown GA  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 49 min )

"The most hurting and frustrating times of my life were those times when my own thoughrs were my own worst enemies. I now begin each new day in joyous celebration because when I changed my thinking, I changed my entire life."

Leo H (Midvale, UT)
1996 in Harbor City, UT  EVENT: Small Group Speaker Meeting  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 50 min )

"If any of you are not married to an alcoholic, don't marry one. They're different."

Patsy R (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
7/16-19/1987 in Atlanta Roundup  EVENT: 12th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 7 min )

"But I had to step aside and cast aside everything that was good and clean and decent in my life because it interfered with my drinking.

I blasted through the lives of everyone I touched and you don't know what it means to me today to sit over there in that coffee room and touch your life gently and with love."

Stacy S (San Antonio, TX)
6/24-26/2016 in Pecatoniac, IL  EVENT: Midwest Motorcycle Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (MMAAC)  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 12 min )

"I did not want to be Hispanic and Persian. I wanted to be something exotic. I didn't know what that was."

Rachael F (Miami, FL)
1/29/2022 in Hilton Head, SC  EVENT: 2022 Mid-Winter Conference  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 2 min )

"My sobriety date is the most important date to me because of all the great things that have happened."

SPEAKER SET: Jim W - Steps 1982   (Single)  Total time across all 4 files is 4.1 hours.
Jim W - Steps 1982 1 (Aledo, TX)  1 of 4
1982 in Dallas, TX  EVENT: Step Workshop  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps  ( 1 hr )

"There are two things you are going to remember for the rest of your days: no matter what's going on in your life, you do not understand; then you'll have understanding. Then when you quit trying to understand you'll enjoy it.

And the other thing is that, no matter what your situation is, it is never them, it's never God, it's never the situation, it's you that must become different. You must become more different than you have ever been before."