A Gift

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“I need never fool myself by

recalling my sometimes differing

drinking patterns,

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.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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