The Attempt to Improve


“In a consistent

attempt to improve

my conscious contact

with a Higher Power,

I am subtly reminded of

my unhealthy past,

with its patterns of

grandiose thinking and false feelings of omnipotence.”


Daily Reflections,  p. 327


“We will not regret the past

nor wish to shut the door on it,”

I have a disease that constantly wants to tell me

that I am cured, that I no longer have the obsession

and compulsion to drink,

that maybe I could do it right this time around.

This is why we go to meetings, to be reminded that

it does not get any better,

that the disease is cunning, baffling and powerful.

Today, leave your ego at the meeting door

and make the attempt to improve a conscious contact

with your Higher 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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