Once I had an inkling of a concept of a higher power (God), it turned out that I had an entity to surrender to. So by the time I hit my alcoholic bottom (September 4, 2003) I could turn over my drinking to that higher power -- surrender. I did these things just by attending meetings. Until that date, I had NO desire to ever stop drinking. I certainly didn't have a sponsor. Why should I? I wasn't gonna stop drinking. But, it happened.
Over the past 6+ years, I have come to rely on Step 3 throughout each day. By letting go I am happy. Serene. I no longer need to control the world and what a great relief that is! Whenever I am troubled, it almost always boils down to not practicing this concept.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for the end of the chapter, "The Family Afterward" of the Big Book.
... First Things First
... Live and Let Live
... Easy Does It
that I hear so many helpful hints and suggestions at an AA meeting
for air conditioning
for my cats - I haven't mentioned them in a while.
The wishbone will never replace the backbone.
- Will Henry