Life on Life’s terms means accepting change.
The Third Step:
“Became willing to turn my will and my life over to the care of God as we understood him.”
The Third Step Prayer:
“God, I offer myself to Thee–to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.
I am finishing reading Keith Richard’s book, Life. I fell in love with Keith and understand him more after reading his book.
His struggle with addiction has been a lifelong dance.
When I got sober, I thought I would never have any fun ever again.
I thought I was dead, but the truth is, I play music better, sing better, listen better and have more fun than when I drank.
Steven Tyler says Sobriety is good..
Stooges 1969 No Fun
Dating and Sobriety
What is is like for you to date people in the AA program and what is it like to date “civilians?”
Is it OK to go to bars with your non AA date?
Are you dating someone in recovery and wonder how to date with out putting that person in jeopardy of drinking?
Unwritten, but often spoken AA rule, to not date in the first year?
Here is an online sober link, a little corny but OK:
WSJ yesterday mentions:
This article discusses Rockers in Recovery
The Rehab Album
However, the alcoholic must recover enough to overcome inhibitions. Not many have achieved this loss of constantly worrying about what others think, drunks or not.
I love being a sponsor!
Today I met with my sponsee and had a wonderful little bite of breakfast and we talked about art and sobriety and love and it is always amazing what the people I sponsor teach me.
Check out this link to find out about sponsorship.
I am holding a 21 year AA birthday chip. It is my badge of courage, my lucky charm, my experience, strength and hope. This symbol is so important to us. A metal coin filled with memories and hope for the future.
Last night I talked with one of the women I sponsor until 1:30 am. This time, she listened to my problems which I don’t usually share. I hope that my strife can help others, but even at this age of sobriety I feel like a child coming into the program doing her first step. I am so powerless over so many things and situations in this world.
Happy to have this little medallion chip to remind me that there are aspects of my life that I can control and to be grateful.
I feel for the “Normal” people who struggle for years and some times never “Get it.”
We are so lucky to be alcoholics and have AA.
“Normal” really over rated.
I would much rather see a singer who is untrained strain to hit a note than a trained rehearsed singer technically perform the music.
It is who we are, raw untrained singers trying to hit that note.
Enjoy the song.
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