“It helped me a great deal
to become convinced that
alcoholism was a disease,
not a moral issue;
that I had been drinking
as a result of a compulsion
. . .
and that sobriety was not
a matter of willpower.”
BB p 448
The personal stories in the Big Book
only serve to reinforce the simple program
outlined in the first 164 pages.
Even Dr. Paul, a medical doctor,
had to overcome his denial that he had a disease
and that he needed to admit that his willpower
was not going to help him find sobriety.
Today, put your ego in its place,
be willing to learn to listen and listen to learn,
and believe that a Higher Power will do for you
what you could not do for yourself.
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.