Happiness - Recovered 1040
Release Date: 10/23/2019
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Sad, depressed, bored. That’s how many “normal” people think recovering people must feel. This, actually, couldn’t be farther from the truth. Anyone who visits an AA meeting or meets a former addict who is active in the recovery community might be in for a pleasant surprise. Recovering addicts and alcoholics are not miserable. They are happy, content, and have found new, profound meaning in their lives.
Tonight, we talk about Happiness
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That’s not to say that everything is rainbows and unicorns for recovered alcoholics. Trials and hardships are a part of everyone’s life. The difference is that people in active recovery have tools for coping and a support system that helps them through the tough times. It has been my experience that the 12 steps and the fellowship make for a beautiful way of life.
What first comes to mind when you think about being happy?
What is Happiness?
How would you describe happiness?
How is it different than joy?
Is happiness attainable?
Should happiness be something you should strive for?
How do you know if you are happy?
What makes you happy?
What are some of the things that make you happy in your program?
Why is it important to your recovery?
For you, is happiness fleeting?
Is happiness sustainable?
Can things make you happy?
Can people make you happy?
How do you take care of yourself?
How does acceptance foster happiness?
How does service work help your outlook in life?
What steps made you happy?
How does forgiveness foster happiness?
Does being forgiven make you happy?
What made you happy as a kid?
What hobbies do you have today?
What would you say to the new person about Happiness?
What would you say to the new person about Happiness?
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