It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave. We found that it is fatal. For when harboring such feelings we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the Spirit. The insanity of alcohol returns and we drink again. And with us, to drink is to die.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition, page 66
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that my biggest remaining resentments today are the ones I have against my character defects
for the magic behind working the 9th step of AA
for the birthday dinner for 3 fellow alkies @ Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant; there were 30 of us there before heading to Lambda where there were about 150 present to honor them and 25 other celebrants
for a really inspirational birthday night at Lambda on Saturday
that I remain sober regardless of the crap going on in my mind the last 2 days
for a realization that I was not able to really change the People, Places & Things in my life until after I had formally learned about the 12 Steps of AA
that I had no desire to attend the Gay Pride parade
that I realize I have such a long way to go and cannot afford to stop my progress
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.