Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Do you identify?



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the following excerpts from The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous...

"Cunning, baffling, powerful -- the gradual creeping up of the frequency and quantity of alcohol and what it does to a person is apparent to everyone but the person involved."

"Drink planning became more important than any other plans."

"To wake up at home, not knowing how I got there, and to realize I had driven my car, became torture."

"It was at this stage of my life that resentments came in.  Resenting anyone and everyone who might interfere with my personal plans and ways of doing things -- especially for any interference with my drinking  -- I was full of self-pity."

There are from pages 350, 351 of the fourth edition.  I really identify with these statements.

I'm so glad I don't have to live that way anymore.

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth.
- don Miguel Ruiz

4 comments:

louisey said...

I do too identify, Dave, especially with this -- "Cunning, baffling, powerful -- the gradual creeping up of the frequency and quantity of alcohol and what it does to a person is apparent to everyone but the person involved."

Everyone but the person involved. Like narrowing tunnel vision or a blind spot.

Pammie said...

Drink plannig was so damn time consuming!

Syd said...

I am glad that you don't have to live that way anymore too.

Mary Christine said...

Glad we are in the same boat here.