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.”


As Bill Sees IT,   p. 184


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.


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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