Thursday, August 30, 2012

nothing unique here

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I am just a drunk.  I could have been a drug addict but I stopped using narcotics as a teenager because I actually realized how dangerous they were and that I liked them too much.  I tried cocaine a few times as an adult but never even got a buzz.  I have yet to try any of the new, designer drugs.  

that I'm just an ordinary drunk.  I don't have to point out when sharing in a meeting that I'm a real alcoholic.  

that I don't need to be popular.  But I'll admit that I like to be liked.

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness ... letting go of the past, and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky


Mary Christine said...

I stopped using drugs for the same reasons, at the age of 18.

I think every time we add something to alcoholic, we divide our relatedness to others. Even "real," and particularly "grateful," which is a big fad here.

I'm Mary, I'm an alcoholic. Without any specifiers.

Syd said...

I'm glad that for some reason I neither got hooked on drugs or alcohol. It could have been very different considering my family background.