“Acceptance was the answer,” was the Chapter’s title so many told me to read. (page 407) But what was the question? Over the years many questions popped up because of choices my drinking enabled. At twenty-three, I asked my reflection
I can’t pinpoint the moment when it dawned on me, but it was an A-HA! moment that changed my prayer life. That moment was momentous, when I realized other people, different places or more or less things would not
Saying a Grace Growing up, a grace we said before a meal was “For that which we are about to receive, make us truly grateful.” Of course, that seemed simple enough when I knew a plate of tasty food followed.
I wanted to get rid of the mental and emotional baggage that kept me from enjoying my drinking. But I had no tools. I really thought I could find an easier softer way to avoid the snares that had caught others
Celebrating Celebrating forty-one years with friends at a meeting today — after a two -year hiatus — was just about super. What to say about living forty-one years sober? A close relative gave me a segue. When I told her
How are you at hitting curve balls? (metaphorical or real) That was the topic for at a recent anniversary. The speaker described a serious bout with a mean kind of cancer several years into their recovery. And they did not
Every time I come to it, Step Seven reminds me to practice what I say I believe. Humbly asked God to remove these defects of character. Because I believe what people told me about alcoholism — it is a three-fold
My 12 &12 has become a kind of prayer book. It shows me where I’ve disconnected myself from my Power source and suggests ways to return. I realized that at a recent meeting on the Second Step. No, the chapter is
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