“There was much talk
about the mental state
preceding the first drink.”
BB p 157
If you do not pick up the first drink
you will not get drunk,
it is not the caboose of the train that kills you.
Over and over the Big Book warns
of the consequences of taking the first drink,
how the compulsion is fixated on the thought of
and how the obsession is triggered by
the first drink.
Many a story of the alcoholic who has relapsed relates
how the first drink was set up by a bad attitude,
by not going to meetings and by not praying,
long before the first drink was taken.
Today, as a defense against that first drink;
have an attitude of gratitude, go to a meeting
Recovery is one day at a time.
Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.
ME and the Boss
And, if no one has told you yet today,
God loves you and so do we.