Daily Thought 03.18.18

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 03.18.18
Date: March 18th 2018

AA Thought for the Day
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March 18, 2018

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Worse, Never Better
All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals—usually brief—were
inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible
demoralization. We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of
a progressive illness. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 30

Thought to Ponder
Life didn't end when I got sober -- it started.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A A  =  Alcoholic's Answer.

 

A Member Shares:
I'm Larry and I'm an alcoholic. I believe my story pretty much mirrors that of other alcoholics in this regard. The times I vowed to stop and when that failed I was immediately right back where I was and often worse. The 1st DUI with a slap on the wrist and a vow to not drink and drive anymore. The numerous broken promises to wife, children, bosses, etc. No need for details. Because every alcoholic in this room knows that part of my story. No matter what I tried, it was temporary at best. And, as the book says, was worse when I resumed. I just could not solve it. Knowing it was a problem but being able to block that part out as I ventured into yet another bender. AA came my way through a court order. I was "sentenced" in my mind and that was just another addition to a long list of angry resentments. So after my court order was satisfied, I stopped going. And one day the words "Let's stop and get some beer," was on the tip of my tongue. And I believe that was the day God gave me the shot in the ass with the spiritual needle. My wife was driving. I told her to be ready to take me to a meeting that night. It has been a long road. One you all are somewhere along the way on. But if I know noting else... I know I'm an alcoholic. And if I introduce booze into my system by being beaten again by this obsession.... It's going to get worse, never better. I thank God for guiding me to AA. And I thank AA for showing me how to find God.

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