"Nothing is ever planned 24 hours ahead, yet great projects are born and survive magnificently. Nothing in
A.A. is according to Hoyle, “How could it survive?”
Perhaps it is because we have learned to live and laugh at ourselves. God made man. He made laughter too.
Perhaps He is pleased with our disorganized efforts and makes things run right no matter who pushes the
Maybe He is pleased, not with our perfection, but with our sincerity. Maybe He is pleased because we are trying
to be nobody but ourselves. We don't know how it works, but it does, and members keep receiving their
dividend checks from their A.A. investments.
It is good to be sober. It is much easier, my friends, to stay sober than to get sober” - Anonymous
Having had spent much of my youth growing up in my folk’s bars, then spending countless hours in the rooms
of recovery, I can assure my reader how true the above statements are. It truly is all in our willingness to allow
One much higher than your-self to guide you, rather than you trying to lead your-self with that prideful nature.
I believe that the key to a successful recovery is to take your adverse addiction(s) very seriously, however,
lighten up on yourself! Recovery is not a matter of a make over, or a do-over, it is a matter of a think over. We
can not learn how to better manage an addiction, the addiction has learned how to better manage us.
Therefore, in order to survive in this crazy world, we must learn how to rewire our brains into thinking, feeling,
believing, behaving and doing everything differently from now on. This is where repairative therapy comes into
How do we do this? Walk in, sit down and shut up! Take the cotton out of your ears and place it in your mouth,
get a sponsor and wait for the miracle to happen.
For listings of AA meetings in your area, see Alcohol & Other Drugs