Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sobriety Insurance

Don't drink alcohol. Ever.
Go to meetings. Often.
Get a sponsor and talk to him/her. Often.
Read the Big Book. Often.
Keep conscious contact. Pray often.
Enjoy the Fellowship. Often.

These are the premiums for my Sobriety Insurance. I pay them every day. They are things I never did for the 33 years that I got drunk every day. It is not a high price to pay for being more clear-headed, happier and more serene than I have ever been. And I rarely get angry any more. That's huge for this guy.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I can pay for sobriety insurance every day

that when I cry today, it's because of understanding and compassion, not incomprehensible demoralization

that summer is here already (92 deg yesterday) -- I might as well be grateful, it ain't going away!

for a newcomer to a meeting who realized he need help

for awareness of so much more than "how much longer can I drink today?"

that no matter what happens today, I don't have to get drunk

that my friend, aawakenings, created a much better Sobriety Society banner -- click on his site or scroll down to my Sunday post to download the banner for your site

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.
-Jonathan Winters


AAwoken said...

"that when I cry today, it's because of understanding and compassion, not incomprehensible demoralization"

Very insightful. Actully....fucking brilliant. Should be on the walls.

recoveryroad said...

I like that, Dave. Haven't seen that one before.

You just so know that I'm so going to steal it..lmao.


Scott said...

Those premiums are a small price to pay for the joy of recovery! Funny thing is that sometimes I get too lazy to keep up with all the little things. thats when the other little things get big and I have to re-double my efforts. I'm a slow learner and a fast forgetter.


92...........Wow! I'm jealous.
But we have been having some kickass New England weather.
I see you,

Sober Chick said...

Last year at this time I would of looked at your insurance and said "NO WAY, I'll take the risk and not pay into the premiums!!!"

Least to say my way RARELY works.

Kenny said...

I can't stand the summer here. Sucks 9 kinds of ass

Mary Christine said...

9 kinds of ass. I like that. I also like the premium idea. I was an insurance broker in my early years in sobriety, I often thought of it that way, and still do. Thanks. Good Message. Recovery. Good. Good. Good.

Anna said...

woooo hooo for summer!!

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