The Victim

October Roses 038



“I am not

a victim of others,

but rather a victim

of my expectations,

choices and dishonesty.”


Daily Reflections,   p. 183


What did you expect them to do,

open their arms in welcome and say thank you

for using and abusing me ? ? ?

The selfish, self-centered alcoholic

is always thinking of self first, expecting the world

to meet his every desire, his every want.

They did not do it to me, I did it to myself,

I expected them to do what I wanted,

when I wanted it done and presumably at

a time and place of my choosing.

When those things didn’t happen

I accused them,

when in reality I did it to myself.

Today, the program reminds me that I must

always examine my motives

before I expect anything.

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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