Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I need a title

Two men, one American and an Indian were sitting in a bar drinking shot after shot.

The Indian man said to the American, “You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely girl from a village whom I haven’t even met once.’
We call this arranged marriage. I don’t want to marry a woman whom I don’t know or love.
I told them that openly and now have a hell lot of family problems.”

The American said, “Talking about love marriages... I’ll tell you my story.”

I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated for 3 years.. “After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and married her, so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father’s father-in-law.”

Legally now my daughter is my mother and my wife my grandmother.

More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father’s brother and so he is my uncle.

Situations turned worse when my father had a son. Now my father’s son, my brother is my grandson.

Ultimately, I have become my own grand father and I am my own grandson.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a great meeting topic yesterday -- One Day at a Time and how it refers to my entire recovery and not just staying sober. Every day when I awaken, I must begin my recovery all over again. All I have is today. This does not discount having a number of days of continuous sobriety which gives me clarity of thought and provides an example to others that it can be done.
for time spent with others who are just like me

for the freedom and happiness I get when I can practice Step 3 (as I understand it)

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
-Mark Twain


Pam said...

enjoy your wednesday.

Syd said...

Whew, I got confused on the genealogy. You are an example in lots of ways. I'm glad that you're here and provide your E,S, and H.

Anonymous said...

i agree about having to start recovery over again in the morning, but that long-term sobriety does give clarity of thought. i had no clarity when i first got sober. it took me three months to realize i really wanted to be sober because i was in such a fog.

Mary Christine said...

Good Morning Dave.

Scott W said...

It's Wednesday, already?

Bill said...

The One Day at a Time concept didn't make a lot of sense to me at first, especially when people picked up chips & medallions.
I reached a point when I started to feel overwhelmed by the thought of staying sober forever, and I saw the wisdom of living in the day, and letting go of the forever. I also can't rely on yesterday's recovery to keep me sober today, so you make a great point about beginning our recovery anew each morning.
You sure are smark.

One Drunk to Another said...

A title? Well, for you, I'd vote for Maaster Daave. :-)

Steve E. said...

mAAster dAAve, howdy!

That was a song, "I'm My Own Grandpa..." I memorized the words way back in 1948-49...and still know them. I was just a novelty song which became very popular.