I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sober, by the Grace of God, since July 24, 1984.
Monday, May 14, 2012
They say the road gets narrower as you go along in recovery. I believe that. I think people make the mistake of thinking the road gets broader, that the longer you stay sober, the more you can "get away" with. I feel that at this point I can get away with nothing. I pay dearly for any deviation from the straight and narrow - any dishonesty, any malice, you get the idea. So far, I have never paid the price of a drink. I pray I never do.
I am going back into the dragon's den this morning (funny - that's the name of a local AA club). I have a presentation to make this afternoon. I have not yet even planned it. I thought I would do that this weekend, but this weekend I enjoyed my days off instead. I'll figure it out today.
That's all. I am just going to work. Just riding on the bus. Just living.
Another blessed sober day. I will endeavor to show my gratitude to God by making the best of it.