Than me if it’s my choice to swallow any in the first place? Oh, yeah – drinking is a choice. That must mean that NOT DRINKING is also a choice. This choice extends to the – first drink. Don’t take it. That’s control and control is power.
Be your own comb. Only you know how best how to work your comb through your own hair. Stop giving away your power by handing your comb to someone else. Find your own answers. It’s impossible to conceive a question about something having to do with your own abilities without also having the answer –Continue reading “Where’s Your Comb? Take It One Tangle At A Time.”
Wait. Doesn’t AA suggest that the willpower we do have is insufficient to get sober alone? And if that is truly the case – what difference should it make if we give the insignificant amount of power we do have over to God? That would leave us without any whatsoever. Why should God get allContinue reading “AA Step 3 ~Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
I never did. I got sane once I got sober, and I got sober on my own. Granted, I had plenty of verbal and emotional support, but no one got sober for me. Everything I relied on to get sober was already within me. And I believe that whatever that is – resides within everybody.Continue reading “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. (AA Step 2.)”
No, I am not powerless over alcohol. Alcohol is a liquid and so long as I don’t put it in my body, which is a choice, I have all the power over it I need. I got sober, on my own, and am staying sober. This is power. Saying No to a drink is power.Continue reading ““We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” Step 1.”
Why do some folks expect, without thinking this though, to feel happy every single solitary day once they get sober? How reasonable is that? How logical? How likely? Come on folks – it’s not going to happen. No one is happy every day. Okay, maybe Mother Theresa was, but she’s the exception. The small issueContinue reading “Are You Being Reasonable?”
Why is it so easy for some folks to instantly accept and believe people they respect without questioning them? Why does someone’s title make them an authority on a subject they’ve never even experienced first hand before? Why are we so timid sometimes when it comes to voicing our own beliefs and opinions and standingContinue reading “Grossly Negligent”
I had to kill a snake the other day. I had to do it or it would have died slowly and painfully. It was on the bike path and I think someone had ridden over its head with their bicycle. When I walked up to it I noticed blood on the pavement that was comingContinue reading “The Snake”