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September 25
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job – wife or no wife – we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


Before coming to A.A., I always had excuses for taking a drink: "She said . . . ," "He said . . . ," "I got fired yesterday," "I got a great job today." No area of my life could be good if I drank again. In sobriety my life gets better each day. I must always remember not to drink, to trust God, and to stay active in A.A. Am I putting anything before my sobriety, God, and A.A. today?

PropheticWookie's picture

Great thoughts, you are right. You can find a reason to drink, but the path of sobriety and living as a normal person is your choice as a strong person.

press1's picture

'No area of my life could be good if I drank again. In sobriety my life gets better each day' - There is no truer statement than this, there is nothing at all positive that comes from drinking only negatives. If you feel you need to use it to socialise then you are socializing with the wrong people.

Thankyou for posting mate Smile

Brozowski265's picture

Yes sir

PropheticWookie's picture

A cool conclusion from the post, as wisely written. Just what I need right now. Thank you.

Brozowski265's picture

Totally agree. We are what we attract....The big book says. To not hinder from social gatherings. If we have a good reason to be there. Weddings. Family or a job thing.
We didn't get sober to stay in fear. But if you hanging out in a bar for they burgers everyday eventually ones gonna come with a beer

PropheticWookie's picture

Yes, this is the most difficult, but it is real and hold on in any situation. The main thing is to be strong and know what you are holding on for.