is nearly always
Grapevine, August 1961
Denial, (De-Nile) is not a river in Egypt.
We drink because we are addicted to alcohol
and the reasons we create are simply deceptions
to justify our involuntary actions.
Who wants to admit that they are ill, defective,
incapable of exercising will power over a liquid,
and unable to resist a habit that wants us to isolate,
be alone, push away anyone who loves us
and to kill ourselves.
When we begin to work the simple program
suggested by the Big Book and we begin to understand
Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness,
we stop deceiving ourselves and we learn that others
are more supportive when they know
that we are telling the truth.
Today, no lies, no deception.
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.