"All alcoholics have personality problems. They drink to escape from life, to counteract feelings of loneliness or inferiority, or because of some emotional conflict within them, so that they cannot adjust themselves to life. Alcoholics cannot stop drinking unless they find a way to solve their personality problems. That's why going on the wagon doesn't solve anything. That's why taking the pledge usually doesn't work. Was my personality problem ever solved by going on the wagon or taking the pledge?"
A.A. Thought For the Day -- Twenty-Four Hours a Day
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I have never considered myself on the wagon nor have I ever taken a pledge to stop drinking (successfully)
that Mom seemed pleased with her visit to her new Endocrinologist
that my nephew dropped by to see me and DID NOT ask for any money, despite the fact he had just been laid-off from his job
that I haven't taken a day off from recovery since I stopped drinking
for a well-told and inspiring AA story yesterday at the nooner by Bob R.
that my tear ducts continue to operate freely
that justice takes many forms
to welcome Big Sky mAAck to our little world of recovery bloggers
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.