I sure appreciate what everybody has said about FIRST THINGS FIRST!
Ive found that no matter how long I am in the program, if I don't remember every single day
to put FIRST THINGS FIRST (meaning to do the things that I have been taught to do to maintain my sobriety - like go to a meeting, call my sponsor, work on the steps, maintain my conscious contact with my higher power), at the very least I will become a raving lunatic before you know it
- and at the worst, I am putting myself in danger ofl picking up a drink. It is as simple as that.
It is amazing how incredibly good my life is when I have my priorities straight. So, I don't know why from time to time, I forget how important FIRST THINGS FIRST is.
I get in too much of a rush to ask my hp for help in the morning...I am far too busy to take a few minutes to read a morning meditation and think about it...I begin to think I don't need to call my sponsor and for that matter, I am just too tired to go to a meeting...I get back to running the show, managing my life and, of course, telling others what they need to be doing, because, after all, I am an expert on what everybody else needs to be doing in their lives. And then, I wonder why I am restless, irritable and extremely discontented.
This program really works if I take a little time each day to work it!
Rockin in the rockingchair