Once Upon A Time

I apologize for not posting the last few days. I had a car accident yesterday, but most of all I drank. It was a horrible couple of weeks but im on track with others and the program and it took me a while to come to terms with my own disease.  My lack of control has been the defining element for accepting myself as an alcoholic.  And here I am today, and many years have passed, and I am still sober, still upright, and still in service to my Program – what an amazing success story.  I know that we each arrive at the tables via our own path, while mine was long and arduous, it has been exactly the way God intended it to be.  He knew I needed to be alone to get sober, He knew that I would need A.A. and my service commitments to stay sane, and He knew that I have needed the love and guidance that He and the Program have graced me with.  I am eternally grateful for all my blessings.
Thanks again for the concern


4 thoughts on “Once Upon A Time

  1. Sobriety, recovery and salvation (or spiritual progress) are like coming back home again.
    I have enough troubles without asking for more.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

    • When we go on an airline flight the flight attendant stands before us to give us our flight instructions including use of the oxygen mask in case of loss of cabin pressure etc.

      They tell us we are to put it on ourselves first before we attempt to help anyone else in distress.

      We have to take care of ourselves first in order to be of any use to anyone else.

      The twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous encompasses all of it.

  2. During my year stay at Alina Lodge, I learned a phrase that still sticks in my mind and that is “You have to put the plug in the jug–you can’t drink like a normal person.” Until I accepted that, my life would be in the crapper and death was coming. I had to accept the fact that my attempts to drink in moderation did not work and drinking made things 1,000 times worse.

  3. It here, so grateful to see your email and post.
    Today I went to woman’s mtg a very powerful testimony about a young lady who had a series of crisis in her life that physically damaged her and she was able to do some service work for the aa mtg, like order the coins and welcome new people. Those things helped her help herself and others in her family. I know I have seen many women crawl out of the depths of darkness and despair by going forward and helping others, these women attended mtg, and continued to hang with people in sobriety.
    Grateful to see the posts on this 24. Kt

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