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Oct 23, 2019

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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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 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 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?
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
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We asked our listeners,
"Are you happy?”

Did you take the survey?

What would be your answer?

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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.