Wednesday, November 17, 2010

... from both sides

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have just enough to be satisfied (I always did, I just didn't know it)

that I feel a lot better about myself (today, at 7+ years sober) than I ever have before during my 56 years on this planet

that the only reason I drank too much (daily, for 33 years) is because I'm an alcoholic. I didn't drink because I thought life sucked or because life was good.

that I know that I'm not quite ready to make some difficult decisions that I hoped I was ready for. It's OK, those things can wait until I'm ready.

that I think, feel and act differently today than I did yesterday or anytime before then

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous


Syd said...

I think that the difficult decisions come in time too. Maybe God's time or maybe after a time when I truly have the head and heart aligned. I am glad that life is good. It is here as well.

Mary Christine said...

I also drank because I am an alcoholic. It always amazes me to hear people talk about the "reasons" why they drank.

Scott said...

i too drank because I am an alcoholic. I cloaked that in many excuses and "reasons" but bottom line, I am an alcoholic and addict.
Great read dAAvid!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Yup didn't really have a choice not to drink myself, I am an alcoholic therefore I drink :0)

Love the quote!

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