“For most of us, self-justification
was the maker of excuses
for drinking and for all kinds
of crazy and damaging conduct.
We had made the invention of alibis
a fine art.”
Twelve and Twelve p 46
There was a reason behind every drink I ever took.
I earned it, I deserved it, I needed it , I wanted it
but the fact that I was an alcoholic
was never the reason, until I joined A. A..
A. A. taught me that I had an illness, an obsession
and a compulsion to drink alcoholically and
every excuse, every delusion that I used
to justify my drinking was nothing but
the disease lying to my ego.
Today, be honest, be truthful and know that
there is no reason in this world
to pick up the first drink.
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.