He Conceded

November Roses 055


When our friend

related his experience,

the man agreed that

no amount of will power

he might muster could

stop his drinking for long.

A spiritual experience,

he conceded,

was absolutely necessary, . .


BB,  p. 155


I can do this,

I can do anything I set my mind to accomplish,

so he said as he stopped by the bar for just one drink.

And then the disease exercised the mind of its own

and he awoke with a brain that was in that perpetual fog,

the brain that wanted to know what had happened.

Will power is a myth, those who claim to have it

are just lucky enough to have accomplished

what they set out to do.

Bad luck is usually to blame for a lack of accomplishment.

Today, let go and let God

and be happy to discover

that you need neither luck nor will power.

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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