Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It works if you work it

todAAy i AAM grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have now gone 2000 days without drinking alcohol (well, it's a start!)

for Chapter 5 of Alcoholics Anonymous, which includes little statements like ...

  • that we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be a success

  • each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show

  • our actor is self-centered

  • Selfishness -- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.

  • We had to quit playing god. It didn't work.

  • We had a new employer.

  • Relieve me of the bondage of self.

  • Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning.

  • So we had to get down to causes and conditions.

There is, of course, much much more where this came from. These sentences are from pages 60-62 of The Big Book.

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
-Hindu Proverb


Pam said...

I probably should have read your post before ranting on mine. Since I am the actor today.
I love the cat picture!
OH and 2000 days is AWESOME DUDE

Mary Christine said...

Congrats on 2000 days. God is so good to us.

Scott W said...

Hooray for Dave!

Synopsis of chapter 5: Deal with it and get over it.

Bill said...

I love the new Ultra-Daave 2000. It makes life so much easier, with no messy clean-up.

Kathy Lynne said...

awwwwwww! kittys!

2000 days! whoa...

Anonymous said...

that's wonderful - i love that you took those statements and put them there, almost simplified them for me, it's great - i loved it

Syd said...

Congrats on 2000 days one day at a time. And thanks for the words from the Big Book. I needed to read those today.

Zanejabbers said...

Awww, Shucks, Dave. Really

Findon said...

Well done. 2000 days thats really something.

GratefulOne said...

Yeah, I guess you have a few days.