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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.

We Can Really Choose

We must never be blinded
by the futile philosophy that
we are just the hapless victims
of our inheritance,
of our life experience,
and of our surroundings–
that these are the sole forces
that make our decisions for us.
This is not the road to freedom.
We have to believe that
we can really choose.

Grapevine, November 1960

Today is a new day,

a new chance to choose something different,

hopefully something that is new, exciting

and good for you and those you love.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on It,

nor will we try to relive it every day. 

Let go, let God, move on, get over it

and concentrate on today, making it a better day

because you didn’t get drunk,

you went to a meeting,

you helped another alcoholic

and you were so busy being happy

that you had no time to drag up the past.

Recovery is living in today.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.


ME and the Boss





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Someone once remarked
that pain is the touchstone
of spiritual progress.
How heartily we AA’s

can agree with him,
for we know that the
pains of alcoholism

had to come before sobriety
and emotional turmoil
before serenity.”
As Bill Sees It p 3

Pain, Pain, go away,

come again another day.

If it were only that easy.

Relieving the pain of alcoholism takes work,

following a few suggestions and most importantly

not drinking alcohol, one day at a time.

Serenity and peace of mind are the rewards for

the soul who has followed the AA path, those who have been

Honest, Open minded and Willing to go to any lengths to

relieve the pain.

Recovery is working through the pain.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.


ME and the Boss






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