Today I am sitting here staring at this computer again. Wondering what I can write about today. In the past, I would look at the searches that had brought folks to my blog - to see what people were looking for - and what they found.
Today, just the usual things that bring people to my blog "why does a person become an alcoholic?" "Can an alcoholic get sober on their own?" "Why are alcoholics angry?" "alcoholic mother," and "dating a man sober 7 years, why him different?"
What struck me was to look at the search pages and see all the people offering their expert opinion on these things. I love, love, love the people who become "experts" when they get sober.
So I guess if you are going to blog, you have a decision to make - are you going to share your experience, strength, and hope? Or are you going to become an expert on "recovery" and opine about this?
I choose the sharing option. I think it is the way we recover. I think that those who place themselves on pedestals eventually fall.
Does this mean I never have an opinion? Heck No! I have all sorts of opinions about all sorts of things. I am passionate about the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, and will defend it rather ferociously.
But at the end of the day, when my head hits the pillow, I am grateful to be sober. I am clear on the fact that I am sober by the Grace of God and I can show my gratitude by passing it on. It's just that simple.