“I need never fool myself by
recalling my sometimes differing
or by believing I am ‘cured.’
I like to think that,
if sobriety is God’s gift to me,
then my sober life is my gift to God.
I hope God is as happy with His gift
as I am with mine.”
Daily Reflections, p. 91
Denial and justification;
I would like to believe that I had
a reason for every drink that I took
when in fact I drank because I was an alcoholic,
a diseased soul that had a perverse obsession
and compulsion to drink poison.
I know, because many have told me so,
that you are never cured, that the disease is
sitting on my shoulder, doing push ups,
just waiting patiently for me to have
a lapse in my program of recovery.
Today, thank your Higher Power,
be grateful for your recovery
and be diligent in working a program.
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.