Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's Real!

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the ongoing rescue happening in Chile - watching the drama is a great reminder for me to keep my thinking in perspective

that we read CROSSING THE RIVER OF DENIAL yesterday -- one of my favorite stories in the 4th edition of the Big Book.
I really identify with so many of her feelings and experiences .......

*** "I just kept lowering my standards."

*** "I got drunk, blacked out, threw up, had dry heaves, was sick to death the next day, and I knew I would do it again."

*** "Finally, I made some friends who drank just as I did."

*** "After a day's drinking disguised as softball ..."

*** "... the thought of getting sober terrified me."

I love this program.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero


Syd said...

The Chilean rescue is something to behold.
A couple of times getting sick was enough for me. I am grateful for not wanting to do that over and over. My craziness was done sober.

Mary Christine said...

I didn't want to get that sick again either... that is why I spent the next 18 years trying to figure out how to drink "successfully!" That Syd is just a quitter!

Kim A. said...

Reading about the hope, miracles, and faith, along with man's ingenuity (God given) that is occurring in Chile makes me wish that the news had more stories like this as headliners. I have almost quit reading negative stories. They are not good for my spirit.


Bill said...

That's one of my favorite stories, too. The wedding night in jail is sweet & tender.

Stitching n Shipping said...

I have watched from the begining minus a 6 hour sleep. I pray with each time it goes down and each time she comes up. This effort on display for the world to see is an amazing story in humanity. Such pride I feel for all of them. Hugs. Tammy

drybottomgirl said...

The rescue in Chile is a modern day miracle, and never having to have another hangover again is such an awesome gift to give yourself....