todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that we read MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM yesterday at the 6:30am meeting -- it reminded me of a few things ...
... the delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed. I know this to be true in my case in numerous regards.
... we alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking. I knew this several years before I stopped.
... we are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better. My record speaks for itself.
... the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet time. This reminds me why so many don't get it on my time schedule.
It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale