Bob S's Holiday TipI have no problems staying sober over the holidays because first I think back on all of the ruined holidays I caused for myself and my family. Then I look back on the last four good years of holidays I have had since I quit.
When I compare the difference the choice becomes easy and simple. A holiday drink may be fun but it will be short lived fun and then long hard misery and Hell.
I Can Choose to Be SoberI did not choose to be an alcoholic, but I am and I had to go through 40 years of Hell to find peace and life. Now I can choose to be sober or become a drunk again. The first time I didn't know better, now I do. I live in today, and today is good as long as I don't drink today, but take a drink today and I must give up all the good that has come in my life.
I must throw away all of the hard work I did to rebuild my life. I no longer have an excuse to drink. I am a alcoholic and now I know that. I really didn't before. I thought I was just a good drinker.
Much to Be Thankful ForFor me taking a drink is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. It would be one hell of a buzz but that buzz would cost me everything I had, forever. I am a very fortunate person. I have what many dream of, sobriety and serenity. I won't give that away.
Happy holidays. Let's all thank God for what he has given us. Truly we have much to be thankful for without the AA program we would all be domed to insanity and death. Lets thank God this Thanksgiving for this wonderful gift.
-- Bob S.
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