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.