Monday, April 21, 2008

starting a new week...

A walker noticed an old lady sitting on her front step, so he walked up to her and
said, "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look! What is your secret?"

"I smoke ten cigars a day," she said. "Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week, and eat only junk food. On week-ends, I pop pills, get laid, and do no other exercise at all."
"That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?"
"Twenty-four," she replied.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a good meeting on relapse; the thought came to me that my recovery is NOT dependent on your sobriety. Comments??

that I survived another day of living inside of my head; it can be a very nasty place

that PJ (It's a Girl Thing) celebrated her One Year AAniversary 8 days ago. I was a bit slow in realizing it. Better late than never.

for the honesty I find so plentiful in recovery;
drop by and visit An Alcoholic's Story.

for progress, here and there

that MC changed her blog-name to One Sober Alcoholic
(I'm not sure why I'm grateful for this, but let's act as if, eh?)

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
-Anais Nin


Bill said...

This is an interesting topic.
One of my AA buddies had to experience a couple of relapses before he could complete the first step without reservations. For others, their relapses occurred before they came to AA.
I've heard many times that the first step is the only one that must be done perfectly.

Mary Christine said...

It can be really scary when the people around you are relapsing... but it can also be very good for you when you realize that your sobriety is between you and your higher power - not another human bean.

Scott W said...

My recovery is dependent upon my not drinking and my spiritual condition.

Happy Monday, Dave.

Syd said...

My recovery as an Al-Anon is dependent on my trusting my HP and knowing that I don't have the answers.

Tab said...

Recovery is first and foremost about SELF CARE..there is alot of components to that,as we all know,
and sobriety is ONE of them.
I have been clean and sober for twelve years..not that I was addicted..but the potential was staring me in the mirror enough that I got scared and STOPPED using drugs and drinking when the kids were at Grandmas.And started figuring out what the hell I was trying to medicate in me..It has been a long journey Dave.I read daily and ask my HP for guidance each day because there were and still are lots of reasons I needed that escape.Now I don't need to..because I am embracing myself and my right to live free from what used to enprison me and my spirit.

You always open up my mind each morning here Dave...and with that I would also just like to add that I am so grateful I am not 24

Have a great day !!!!!

Pam said...

My sobriety is contingent on a fit spiritual condition.
Well that, and not drinking.
Well that, and staying in the steps and working with another alcoholic. :)