Wednesday, September 29, 2010


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I'm not a fake; what you see is what you get (deal with it)

that through sobriety and therapy, I've come to realize that I had many less-than-positive feelings as a youngster. I was never quite like the other guys but I did everything I could to fit in. This went on until I stopped drinking at the age of 49.

that I didn't give up 5 minutes before the miracle (back in my early AA days)

that I got to see Betty White (my current favorite actress) on Inside the Actor's Studio last night. She is fantastic!

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Syd said...

I had many of those same feelings. For some reason, I got all the isms without the alcohol.

Mary Christine said...

I never felt like I fit in anywhere until I got to AA.

drybottomgirl said...

I never felt like I fit in esp. in high school. I was always busy being sombody else trying to be accepted. AA is giving me the gift of understanding myself, enjoying my uniqueness. It's a great thing to simply accept yourself.....

Bill said...

Through AA, I came to realize that I had felt different since the age of five when I was molested by a neighbor. I discounted the impact of that event & buried it, until I faced it during my 5th step.
In AA, I don't have to worry about fitting in. I can simply be.

Carol said...

At least the fish got to fly. I would like to see the Betty White thing, outside of TIVO, is there anyway I can access that, do you think?

Your word verification is inger. A new word designating anger turned inward. Really.