With MC's permission, I give you this ...
"Here is a phenomena I have noticed over the years, but have noticed more recently. Those who have had periods of sobriety, gotten drunk, and then have come back seem to go off on these lectures about how tenuous sobriety is - with stern warnings about what can happen. Most of us have already heeded that warning years ago, and that is why we are sitting at a meeting - in no crisis, just sitting there on a perfectly nice sober day. I will sometimes ask someone returning "what happened?" and find the answers may vary in small details, but it is always the same. Sobriety Losing Its Priority (SLIP). They found a new boy/girl/friend. They got a new job, they went back to school... all these are great, but then they stopped going to meetings, they stopped calling their sponsors, they stopped praying. Anyway, I think it is much more helpful to hear how people DO stay sober than hearing how they DIDN'T stay sober."
I agree. While it's important to know those
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for a great Step 4 meeting ---- some great reminders for me to watch out about taking personal inventories - of other people
to discover (through lushgirl) another sober blogger - CARDINAL -
drop by and say hi if you get the opportunity
that I had a nuclear stress test (cardio) yesterday and spent 6 hours and a lot of money doing it -- hopefully the results will be OK, but I am prepared to be told about some artery blockage after all the years of abuse to my body
that tomorrow night is our annual Miss Lambda Contest --
if you're in Houston, don't miss it!!
that I'm going to the Astros game tonight with other recovering alkies and none of us will be buying the $8 beer
for Fred and Ethel Mertz
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
Here's a little joke to start your weekend ...
An old woman rear ended a car a few days ago.......
The driver got out of the other car, he was a DWARF!!
He was very angry!
He looked up at me and said, "I am NOT happy!"
So I asked, "Then which one ARE you?"