Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday Night, April 23, 2008

"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable." WWho care to admit complete defeat? Admission of powerlessness is the first step in liberation. Relation of humility to sobriety. Mental obsession plus physical allergy. Why must every A. A. hit bottom? Step One, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Page 5
Why indeed do we all need to hit some type of bottom. Some of us hit a complete bottom - financially, physically, emotionally, etc. My bottom was mostly emotional with a heavy touch of physical side effects. My financial bottom came later in my sobriety, but was put in motion by the wreckage I created during my drinking days. I know that by getting sober that I avoided the heavy price of a financial bottom. My financial bottom did not include being homeless, friendless, unwanted, jailed, jobless, or any of the other dire straits of this type of bottom. I was and am so lucky. I am so grateful for the bottom that I did have.
I write about the above because today I linked to newcomer's blog. He has five days of sobriety. He plans to go to his first meeting this coming Friday. He wrote, probably unknown to him, about his first step in detail. He talked about his first few days in sobriety. I hope and pray for this gentleman to find the recovery and fellowship and "miracle" of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I think he has a good chance. He has already done the first and most important part, he has admitted he has a problem. I hope the rest will be a successful history.
Today I am grateful for:
God, my Higher Power.
My Sobriety.
Dolly, My Schnauzer.
My Sponsor.
Reading the despair of one who has admitted to a problem with alcohol.
A friend going to Big Bear Lake City, CA to speak at a roundup.
The wonderful posts I read today.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.