United we stand...

"But out of this frightening and at first disrupting experience the conviction grew that A.A.'s had to hang together or die separately." Alcoholics Anonymous Pg.xix (Fourth Edition)

There is an AA saying that says, "I drink we stay sober", meaning alone alcoholics will drink, but together we won't. This is so true. This time around I am calling another drunk on a daily basis. I just returned from my favorite meeting and got some more numbers to call when my thinking goes left. I did that this week. I started to recognize what happens when I don't stay connected. I DRINK. This concept is so profound that in 1950 they understood it. I alone do not have the power to beat this disease. Its with the help of my Higher Power and the fellowship that I can do it. I can honestly say that this concept has fell on my deaf ears for over 2 years. I used to feel in danger and not call anyone, and then an hour later would be pounding my fist on the bar saying how did this happen again. That is why I NEED PEOPLE. I love this program today. I know I don't need to drink today. Nothing is bad or good enough to make me drink.

Today I am grateful for:
  • My forgiving wife.
  • My program.
  • Hearing a speaker today talk how her 6 year old daughter died and she didn't drink. Then realizing that nothing is so bad in my life that I have to pick up the bottle.
  • A fun Saturday full of rest and Love.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having a great weekend! There are lots more in store!