Wednesday, August 19, 2009

part of the journey

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the gift of living another day as a sober alcoholic

that I have learned from the experience of others, not to offer a spare bed to a newcomer. I know 3 people who have done so in the past month. This has resulted in a stolen car, stolen jewelry and a severe beating.

that Step Twelve shows me how to carry the message and not the mess!

that I am not a taxi driver, a banker, a landlord or a marriage/relationship counsellor

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
- Mark Twain


Susan M DeAngelis said...

Dave, if I drove down to that street, would it be considered a slip?

True That! Carry the message and not the load. Very well put.


Anonymous said...

i'm glad i'm not a marriage counselor, either. looking forward to seeing you soon! i love you.

Pam said...

that video was funny as shit! Pass the twinkies

Scott W said...

I rememember thatat momenttt wheeen I couldn'''t not giggiggle. hehehe

Offering spare beds also leads to tragic, cross-talking shares and inappropriate name mentioning.

Steve E. said...

Carry the message
Not the mess.

Leave the vomiting to us.

diane d said...

Oh my goodness that video was hilarious! Thank you for putting a smile on my face today (as your posts do every day!)

Carol said...

That marijuana lived in a nicer house than me, where is the justice.

Madison said...

Stolen car and stolen jewelry - how sad is that? Gees.

Syd said...

I have learned a lot from sponsoring about what I'm not. And those things that you mentioned are among them.

Bill said...

I heered about them there incidents all the way in Virginny.

(ref: Big Book, page 98)