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Happiness - Recovered 1040

Recovered Podcast

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

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

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  3. Sustaining Partners  We have three ways in which you can participate in this 12-step mission We invite you to be a partner is this work.

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email mark@recoveredcast.com

So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group. Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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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We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request. Email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group. This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey. You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
"Are you happy?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/9oUVifSqmXk10v7e62kPjrDdLcd_2BTChrnsLqkYT8gETDbWD0gaLe6oqvjxSjxV3i?ut_source=my_surveys_list

What would be your answer?
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We have calls -
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Our sustaining recovered podcast partners are a big part
in our self supporting movement.

This week Matt

became a Sustaining Partners
Thank you Matt

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Thank you again
Matt

If you have experience with
Happiness

you can call right now

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Now, Let’s take calls
First up, we have
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Mike from fla

Adrianna


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What would you say to the new guy about Happiness?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.