Monday, November 12, 2012


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for those who return to sobriety and recovery after a relapse.  Over the weekend, someone returned who had a number of years, certainly double-digits.  I'm not sure how long they had been drinking again, but I think it was only a few weeks.  Personally, I've always felt that I probably would not make it back if I relapse.  Either my behavior would lead me to an early death or my pride/ego would prevent me from coming back.  So, each time I see someone return it is recorded somewhere in my brain that it is OK to return, if I choose to drink again.  I'll just have to reconnect with my Higher Power.

to be reminded that my willpower will not get me sober or keep me sober.  I have plenty of personal history of this.

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center.  So does a person. 
 ~Norman Vincent Peale


Anonymous said...

I have the same beliefs about going out, and they have served me well over the years. I just remember what happened to my Dad, and want no part of it. He never could get sober again, and his sober years were the best years of his life.

Syd said...

I'm glad that you don't want to experiment.