Thursday, November 10, 2005

Keep Coming Back

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I can still come up with ideas for HNT (see pic above)

for some real recovery by my Mom - she is writing a bit better AND she was able to walk a few steps around her bed, as far as the tubes would reach

that her physical therapist has given her a strict regiment of excercises

that one of my bestest friends in recovery told us his abbreviated story yesterday - a tale of family abuse, talent, prostitution, discipline and hope, but most of all, RECOVERY

that last night, another friend and I attended a free concert by The White Oak Trio -- wonderful music by friends in recovery attended by many more friends in recovery

that I have no "philosophical" issues with recovery in AA (good luck Chad, I'll miss ya)

to hear again that going back to drinking is never as much fun with a head full of recovery

for all the choices I had yesterday to Do the Right Thing or to Do the Wrong Thing

that my prayer at night takes more time than it used to - I am more aware of my life today

that we seem to keep running low on 24-hour desire chips

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
-John Churton Collins


muylajuana said...

HP, know what? I love and appreciate each day you don't drink, too. And thanks for the update on your Mom.
I send love and prayers to you and her.

GodlessMom said...

That is wonderful news about your mom!

And 24 hour desire chips??? Do I want to know what that is?

dAAve said...

GLM - the 24 hour chip is given to newcomers at AA meetings who have a desire to stop drinking JUST FOR ONE DAY / 24 hours.

As a point of reference, I could not stop drinking for 24 hours when I entered AA. After 32+ years of drinking every day, I didn't know how NOT to drink. I did not think I could do it. It's a learning process for an alcoholic requiring help from thsoe who have already been there.