By the Grace of God, one fine day in July 1984, I had a desire to stop drinking. I came to AA and threw myself on your mercy. I was and am eternally grateful for your help. I listened with the ears of the dying, and did what you told me to do. I didn't argue or look for another way - I had already been down all those blind alleys.
And now, I get to live a peaceful life. Not that everything is perfect. Nor is everyone in my life perfect. But I was taught that I cannot live in resentment and hatred. So, I had to let go of those things, in order to stay sober. Not so I could feel superior to anyone. But to LIVE.
"Half measures availed us nothing. " Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 59