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quote of the week!!

Postby ccs » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:40 am

I get an email from here every monday I wanted to share this one with youall I really love this one :D

August 24, 2009
Quote of the Week

"I'd rather go through life sober believing I'm an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to prove I'm not."

I love it when newcomers share at meetings that they don't think they are alcoholics. Sure they like to party, they admit, and perhaps they had a DUI or two, or lost a job or made a bad scene, but they can control their drinking when they have to. Eventually someone points out that people who don't have a drinking problem are rarely at meetings trying to defend or explain their drinking!

For a long time I also resisted the idea that I might be an alcoholic. The longer I stayed sober and learned about the disease, and the more I compared my behavior with the alcoholics around me, the more I had to admit that I probably was one, too. Rather than be a sentence, though, this turned out to be the key that set me free.

Today, I've stopped debating whether I'm an alcoholic or not, and I choose to live a sober life. It's kind of like that saying about whether to believe in God or not: "I'd rather live my life believing that there is a God and find out in the end there isn't, than live my life believing there isn't a God and end up finding out there is."

In the end, it's about living a good life, and that's what sobriety allows me to do.

Wisdom Books Volumes One

by Michael Z
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Postby pollypickle » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:43 am

AA is chock full of hard drinkers. I have seen plenty of them court stipulated to attend meetings and others trying to convince them they are alcoholic. When the group confuses the spiritual malady with a moral deficiency it really detracts from AA's message.

I'm not bad trying to get good, dumb trying to get smart or poor trying to get rich. I'm sick but living well through the 12 steps a day at a time.
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Postby garden variety » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:40 am

pollypickle wrote:When the group confuses the spiritual malady with a moral deficiency it really detracts from AA's message.


WOW!!!

I love that, Polly. You've spoken my heart. Absolutely incredible! Can I borrow your statement and run with it?

God bless you, and thanks for arranging those simple words that speak so much!

Paul
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Postby ROBERT » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:05 am

pollypickle that is a great awareness- I believe the same-Bless their hearts, they want to help, and probably do, and when I here the message getting mis-represented, I cringe, and look at how I can carry out tradition 5 --"Effectively" :)
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Postby pollypickle » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:06 am

Thanks. Sure Garden, nothing I ever say is original. At best I am a parrot of things I hear elsewhere. The day I have an original thought, my cute lil head will explode!
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