I have heard in the rooms many times that a SLIP means Sobriety Losing Its Priority.  At first a “slip” meant to a relapse, but it’s on a different level for me these days. My tolerance for pain is MUCH lower (#TYG), and I turn to my program and higher power for relief at a much healthier place then times past.

Signs of restlessness, irritableness, and discontentedness means something is off. I have been all space cadet this week, stumbling around in a HALT (Hungry Angry Lonely Tired) stupor. I realized during my inventory today that the root cause of my problem is a SLIP. My priorities are all out of order:

  1. Work
  2. Work
  3. Dog/Pet Welfare

I pay for disorganized priorities with my sanity, sleep, and serenity. Action is what it will take to right the order of my priorities. It starts here with this blog, in reading my daily meditation, remembering my prayers tonight, a little exercise, and a good meal. When my priorities are in the right order, it doesn’t matter that I have take more action to keep it that way; it is always the easier softer way.

I’ll leave you with this motivation for the evening.


It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe.

-Alcoholics Anonymous, p.85

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