It’s More Than….

Recovery requires a daily maintenance, and a rigorous honesty. Have you ever watched the movie “Leaving Las Vegas” with Nicolas Cage and Elizabeth Shue? It was hard for me to watch – but it is a strong message about acceptance. Sometimes with friends the very best we can do is to accept them as they are. I believe we continue to learn from each other – and that can mean learning from our mistakes as well as those things that make us feel good.

Willing participation in my recovery enables me to stay connected to the Program. I know this Program is the reason I am still on this good Earth. I know this Program has brought about a willingness that was never present in my life, before recovery. Staying alive is accomplished by staying sober – for me, to drink again is to die – I have no doubt of that. It is a fact of my life – and I totally accept that reality. I reach out my hand and my heart to my fellow sufferers that we may all find the willingness to survive one more day, one more time. I will focus on just this day and encourage my willingness to remain rigorously honest throughout the day.

Today was a BEAUTIFUL 1st day! If I was drunk, I’m certain I would’ve fallen off the train and been killed. Instead, the God of my understanding has brought me to another journey…..and it is AMAZING!!!



9 thoughts on “It’s More Than….

  1. Good morning All
    Leaving Las Vegas. Gut and tear wrenching movie, but reality. If I drink again I will surely die. And if not physically mentally. Elizabeth Shue is like my dear freind for 30 years. My angel, non alccoholic. She is dying of brain cancer. That is her prognosis. The tumor came back and scheduled for surgery again on Feb 15. In the meantime chemo. Why her. And recently a women that I have/had worked with her for 10 years died of a heart attack at 41. Healthy a marathon runner. Why not me? the abuser. I can’t ask why, only continue on the path to recovery through grace..There is a reason I’m still alive. Love and Hugs to all. Tree
    PS please pray and/ or positive energy for my freind Lori.

  2. January 27, 2015

    I know everything is going to be okay because:

    Dear Jesus

    Thank the Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in His hand.
    My soul rests with Him, my Anamchara.

    Okay: satisfactory, acceptable, all right, tolerable, approved, agreeable and sanctioned.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic. – Georgia, US of A.

  3. Something worse than death was happening to me before recovery: the slow but certain death of caring about anything that really mattered. I was so consumed in me that despite everything I had, all I could focus on was what I had not. If recovery did nothing else, and it has done a lot, it has given me perspective on how great my blessings are, and even more, how great the One who blesses Is. Trust is the answer to all my problems. Learning to trust the great challenge, for trust is not given, it’s earned.

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