MANY OF YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE MANY IMPORTANT HISTORICAL SITES OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.

I PLAN TO SHARE WITH YOU PHOTOS I HAVE TAKEN OF THEM AS WELL AS PHOTOS I HAVE TAKEN OF SPECIAL MEETING LOCATIONS THAT I HAVE VISITED.





Friday, 29 November 2019

NOV 29, 19 .. MY LAST MEETING WITH MY FRIDAY HOME GROUP

My Visa for my 90-day visit to Mongolia expires this upcoming December 8th. So the time has come when I must 'take leave' of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and head for 'home'.

Beginning Friday, September the 13th..

https://aaphotoshere.blogspot.com/2019/09/sep-20-19-quite-meeting-this-one.html

Without fail I have attended this small meeting that begins at 8AM and ends promptly at 8:45AM which is perfect for me. Short and sweet and NOT a full two hours like most all of the other meetings here in Mongolia (and in Russia for that matter).

We've had one large meeting.. 




All of the rest of our meetings have varied between 3 and 5 attendees.







I'll miss these very special friends. 


Thursday, 28 November 2019

NOV 28, 19 .. THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE UNITED STATES .. GRATITUDE

If you have been in, or if you have been around, the Fellowship for even a short length of time, I am sure you have attended a meeting in which the topic was gratitude.

Have an attitude of gratitude.

This is what our forefathers, The Pilgrims, those who settled our nation, had during their early years beginning back in October of 1621 when they held a Harvest Feast to celebrate a successful growing season.

They were so grateful for their abundance that their harvest festivals eventually became what we now know as Thanksgiving Day. A day to humbly give thanks. Or a day to express our gratitude for our good fortune.

Odd as it may seem, our minds can only focus upon one thing at a time. IF we can bring our minds to focus upon gratitude, and all of the good things in our life, then we will not be focusing on all that is wrong around us.

I don't care how bad you think your day has been, if you have managed to get through your day without picking up a drink, then at the very least be grateful for your sobriety.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and a Sober Holiday Season and don't forget to express your gratitude for your many blessings.