Thursday, April 06, 2006

... naturally

"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.
-Ashley Montagu


Anna said...

For years I tried to stop drinking and failed terribly. It wasn't till I got to AA and were given some real tools to live my life that I managed to put that drink down.

Mary Christine said...

Tear ducts are good things. Mine work very well.

Shannon said...

My tear ducts work really well... sometimes too well... LOL oh well


that I haven't taken a day off from recovery since I stopped drinking

Amen to that...imagine if we just decided to take a day off......fuck.
I see you,

Alexis said...

I'm glad I KNOW I can't take a day off. : ) and love the hat - Go 'Stros!

BigSkymAAck said...

Thanks for the welcome. Tear ducts are great they clean the windows to the soul

Scott said...

i got some pretty well used, still functioning tear ducts as well. I love that quote about happiness siezing us! I have been siezed for about 3 days now, man does that feel good!

sirreene said...

I hope my tear ducts are in shut down mode. I am trying very hard to present a stoic front for a trembling sole right now and god it is so difficult. We are walking through the valley.