Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Step Two "Came to believe ...

that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."

It took a little while.
I ignored anything to do with church/religion since I was a teenager. Any mention of "GOD" sent me running or at least covering my ears. I was afraid something yucky might rub off on me. During the summer of 2003, sitting through dozens of meetings and occasionally listening to the experience of others who felt (or had felt) the same as me finally began to make some headway. I was not aware of that at the time though. But it was slowly working on me. Those last 3 months of drinking AND going to AA meetings coincided to transform my thinking and my attitude. By the end of August 2003, I was ready to accept that a power greater than myself might be able to help me (as if I needed help! HA!).

I had no clue about any insanity due to drinking. But I did think I was having a mental breakdown. But it had nothing to do with drinking. No way. No how.

todAAy i AAM grAAteful & thAAnkful

that we had some visitors at the 6:30am meeting yesterday

for the annual Memorial Day picnic sponsored by Lambda Center - great fellowship!

that I went to an Astros game yesterday. We had a lot of sober fun, but the game was terrible (for an Astros fan).

Most of us spend our lives as if we have another one in the bank.
- Ben Irwin


louisey said...

Thanks Dave -- the mention of insanity only made sense to me after I had been sober six months or so!

Mary LA

Mary Christine said...

When I got sober I had trouble with the word "restore," how could I be restored to something I never had? Thanks.

marie said...

I always had trouble believing that God WOULD restore me to sanity. I knew he COULD, but wasn't sure he would!

Syd said...

It took me a while also but am so glad to believe now.

Carol said...

That reminds me of the saying, treat your body as if it must last a lifetime.

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