No Better Teacher

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“We A.A.’s have had

no better teacher than

Old Man Adversity,

except in those cases

where we refuse to

let him teach us.”

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As Bill Sees IT,   p. 184

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The teacher cannot teach anything

if the student is not ready, willing

or able to learn.

Alcohol had such a grip on the soul that

the drunk could not be ready to quit drinking,

willingness was not a possibility

and the ability was reduced to a blackout.

No matter how severe the adversity,  the lesson

could not be learned until the gift of desperation

elevated the body, mind and soul to a level where

ready and willing were a possibility,

the able part had to wait until the fog had lifted.

Today, avoid adversity, learn the lesson,

don’t pick up that first drink.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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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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