The third tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous states ...
"The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."
Then, A.A. presents a set of principles and steps that, if adhered to, practically guarantees that an alcoholic can not only stop drinking, but improve his lot in life dramatically.
By the time I entered the rooms of A.A., I needed help to stop drinking. By going to meetings and listening to recovering alcoholics share their experience, strength and hope, I was able to stop drinking. I have learned about the principles and steps and my life has improved dramatically. This is because my thinking has changed and my behavior has changed.
I don't have to drink when life is good. I don't have to drink when life sucks.
It only takes a genuine committment.
It's that simple.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that my Mom can enjoy freshly cut flowers which I take each week to her nursing home
that I am taking more action to do the uncomfortable, yet positive, things that today define my recovery
that I followed through with a personal committment yesterday (see above) even though I really didn't want to
for the AA story I heard @ Saturday Night Live @ Lambda; a woman with 30 years of recovery and still growing and expanding her horizons
for those who choose to participate fully in recovery rather than just staying sober
for this week's topic on SOBRIETY SOCIETY -- Open-Mindedness -- drop by and give us your thoughts
A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
-The Wizard to the Tin Man