Wednesday, October 10, 2012

No more smoking .......

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the removal of the obsession to get as drunk as possible every night; I also don't feel a need to stay stoned on marijuana any more.  For decades, I wanted to be stoned whenever I was awake.  I thought no one would know.  

for the way the universe works.  A friend, Jim from Chicago with 29 years sobriety, attended the 6:30am meeting yesterday.  He was in town for 2 days of medical check-ups and tests.  He came to that meeting before going to the hospital.  Since it was Tuesday, we were reading the Big Book and the story we read was "He Sold Himself Short" on page 258 (4th edition).  That story just happens to be the tale of the first AA member in Chicago, the guy who got meetings started there.  

that I stopped smoking on October 10, 2006.  Six years ago.  I have not had any temptation to light up since after 36 years of smoking 3 packs/day.  But I'm positive if I were to have one cigarette, I'd be back on 3 packs/day before the end of the week.

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. 
~Doug Larson


Anonymous said...

I am sure Jim was grateful to have you guys and your great meeting. And hope all goes well with his tests.

Syd said...

You are an incredible person. And I am glad that you quit the booze, drugs and the cigs.