Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I need to go get a new iPhone and I need to get it from Verizon and pay the penalty to cancel my contract with AT&T. This all sounds like too much trouble. I am nearly tempted to sign another two year contract with AT&T just to avoid all the hassle. Last night at the Homeowner's Association Board meeting, I talked with a man who had done just what I had - canceled his contract with Verizon so that he could get an iPhone and then was stuck with AT&T for two years. He was proud that he waited out his two year contract and could now switch.
I have done many stupid things in my life just because I wanted to "avoid the hassle." Someone once told me that alcoholics are lazy. I am not sure I agree with that. It takes a lot of hard work to drink alcoholically - it definitely is NOT the easier softer way. Getting sober was a tremendous relief after all that work! Every day seemed so EASY!
But even after years of sobriety, I sometimes don't want to deal with things in the right way. I want to side-step and circumvent. I want to avoid. I want to procrastinate.
Recovery is the work of a lifetime. And that's the good news!
The grace of God is a wonderful thing.