Thursday, June 28, 2007

It works every single day

What they told me when I showed up in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • Don't drink
  • Don't think
  • Go to meetings
  • Read the big book
  • Get a sponsor.

By the Grace of a Loving God, it's still working.

"It works it really does." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 88

12 comments:

dAAve said...

That's a good lookin' book!

Pam said...

Thank God it WORKS!

sober jen said...

I am still working on the sponsor part. Wrote about it today. Otherwise, so far, so good.

Scott W said...

It does work and there is living proof!

Scott said...

funny, we talked about the exact same list of thingsd to do in early recovery with our newcomer last nite at home group, and it STILL works!

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

Lovely post. Just what I needed. Life is a bit stressful right now, and I'm so grateful recovery (and others in recovery)keep me from making it complicated on top of that! Simple, simple, simple--don't drink, go to meetings, pay attention to HALT, lighten up, do what you can, throw in a little gratitude and the day is fine!

Anonymous said...

Mary Christine, do you have more years of sobriety than your sponsor?

Or does it matter at this point in your sobriety?

Willa

497 days sober

Shannon said...

ooh man how the not thinkin part helps lol

Mary Christine said...

Willa, my sponsor has been sober 34 years. She is the most amazing woman and I love her!

Christine said...

and I had to learn to think, not react

happy you are here

Meg Moran said...

oh man, they forgot to tell me not to think! geesh!! I wish I had gotten sober in your neck of the woods, it probably would have been alot less chaotic in my head.

Rusty said...

Thanks for the reminder!