Things I’ve heard at Emotional Sobriety meetings that helped me:
- It’s not anybody else’s job to make me feel good.
- You get the help you need, when you are willing to admit you need help.
- Don’t go to a hardware store expecting to buy a loaf of bread.
- Treat others as I wish to be treated – no exceptions.
- I am a quick learner, and a quicker forgetter. That’s why I keep going to meetings.
- When can I stop going to meetings? Anytime I want! However, the three-fold nature of my disease does not stop.
- Acceptance is the answer.
- Abstinence will prevent a slip . . . but it may not be all I need for sobriety.
- Forgiveness is the key to serenity . . .
What a thought to carry forward as this year ends.
Even in the midst of my faithlessness, God was faithful… These days my heart still suffers small fractures and cracks, created in moments of fear, selfishness, and compromise. But the difference now is that every morning I wake up and pray. “Thank you God that I didn’t drink last night! Please keep me sober today.” (Sober Boots by Heather Kopp, pages 19-20)
If you wonder if you have a problem with alcohol, go to a meeting. Alcoholism is not contagious.
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful