Taking your problems home with you
I hired a worker to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job; a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one-ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me, I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier. "Oh, that's my trouble tree", he replied, "I know I can' help having troubles on the job, but one thing' for sure, those troubles don' belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again".
"Funny thing is", he smiled "When I come out in the morning to pick 'em up', there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before". - Anonymous
The AA Program is not everything for everyone
Please respect and practice Our Singleness of Purpose.
Freedom from Alcohol - Recovery from Alcoholism
The life of the alcoholic yet to come to AA and
The life of AA itself depend upon it
Sometimes I hear that "A drug is a drug is a drug"
To people who say that my response is
The next time you get malaria !
Try taking a polio vaccine instead of quinine !
I have alcoholism, I need to identify and share
with other Recovering Alcoholics in order to stay sober.
If I need an Ambulance ?
Please do not call for an Ice Cream Truck
Because "A ride is a ride is a ride"
Other random recovery thoughts ....( think - THINK - think )
I would rather go through life sober, believing that I am an alcoholic, than to go through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not.
You don' have to be sick to want to get well. But if you don' want to get well ..... then you are sick !
The difference between a problem drinker and an alcoholic is that when the alcohol is taken away from the problem drinker, the problem goes away. But when alcohol is taken away from the alcoholic, the problem begins.
In order to change the way that we feel, we need to change the way that we act.
I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but what ever I have placed in God' hands .... that I still possess.