I like to think that instead of being born an alcoholic or addict, I was born a seeker. This makes much more sense to me in the grander scheme of things. Let me explain: In my younger drinking days I (obviously) sought alcohol. I sought until I could seek no more. I self destructed through… Continue reading Seeking
How do you be of service? Service can come in many different forms. I was reminded today that one of my first forms of service was simply to put chairs away. You see, I was too scared to talk to people, had no clue how to operate a coffee machine, and didn’t know the difference… Continue reading Being of Service
Today, I was reminded about the power of slogans. When I first stopped drinking, these were a GO-TO for me and my program. They did and still do get me through really tough moments when I wanted to drink or didn’t know what to do. They are catchy, easy to remember, and help me practice… Continue reading SLOGANS!
It took a few years to retrain my brain to not to go to alcohol for the solutions for all my problems or for that matter the only way to celebrate my successes. I drank when I was happy, sad, and everything inbetween. When upset or stressed I’ve learned to pray, talk it out, go… Continue reading Sober Living
The sponse and I journeyed out to another part of town tonight to visit a new meeting for us. It was perfectly refreshing. There were new faces, hilarious drunk-alogs, and tales of what living the program has given these people. I love that each meetings has its own flavor, yet the underlying message remains consistent… Continue reading Meeting Mix Up
The same man will drink again. Will you go to any lengths to get (stay) sober? Don’t put the cart before the horse. Choosing character building over comfort. The only thing you have to do is change everything about yourself. Guys. This is where I’m at right now. (Oh hey, 6 & 7). Despite… Continue reading CHANGE
I recently completed a fourth and fifth step, and it showed me some stuff about me and my life. It always does. For me, there is nothing like a fourth and fifth step to make me “take off the rose colored glasses”. There I am. I am out. No hiding. Everything is there in black and… Continue reading Fifth Step Promises