Saturday, October 29, 2011
One in the Oven
Yesterday I heard something in a meeting that just hit me as being weird. Someone said she is jealous of people who can drink normally. She has been sober nearly two decades, and she said this. I asked the woman next to me - do you wish you could have one glass of wine? Without a nano-second of hesitation, she said "oh, hell no! I want 2 cases of wine or why would I bother!" I talked with a sponsee after the meeting and she said the same thing.
I don't even understand the concept of one glass of wine. It has no appeal to me whatever. If I were going to drink - and I pray to God I never do again as long as I live, one day at a time - I would want to get drunk.
I am delighted to be a sober woman. I can't think of anything I want more. I think it is the best gift I have ever been blessed with.
Thanks to the grace of God, I am sober today. I am grateful for that and happy about it.
So, I will go out and give it my best shot today and I hope you all do too.