Being willing to achieve is not nearly as valuable as being prepared. ~ Anon I saw this the other day, and it reminded me of getting and being sober. We spend years of hangovers and regrets swearing off then swearing on again. Our lives were consumed in pretending and promising to ourselves and others that… Read More Being Prepared
Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. ~ Susan Longacre People sometimes ask me how I stayed sober after all these years. I tell them the same thing I was always told when I asked old timers the same thing: Don’t drink and stay alive! No kidding. It is… Read More Just Another Day
Analysis is Paralysis ~ anon I spent a whole lot of money and time trying to get my head shrunk and figuring out why I was so miserable. There is no harm is getting outside help, but the real truth and answers came for me by taking my rightful spot in AA meetings, listening to… Read More Analysis is Paralysis
Humility is an action, not an emotion. ~ Jan W. We wonder what the heck is humility. It sure isn’t humiliation; but rather an awareness that we are not the only being on this earth, that others matter, and that there is a great deal of people, places and things that we have no power… Read More What is Humility?
The 7th step calls for us to “adopt an attitude of humility”. You may wonder what on earth is humility. Laughingly, old timers will tell you it is half way between humiliation and pride! It is not all that complicated. In fact, in working the first 6 steps, we have been practicing humility all along.… Read More Practicing Humility