AA Thought for the Day
March 27, 2022
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Whistling in the Dark
Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, “I
don’t miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time.”
As ex-problem drinkers, we smile at such a sally. We know our
friend is like a boy whistling in the dark to keep up his spirits. He
fools himself. Inwardly he would give anything to take half a dozen
drinks and get away with them. He will presently try the old game
again, for he isn’t happy about his sobriety.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision For You) pp. 151 - 152
Thought to Ponder
I cannot mend if I bend the truth.
H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.
A Member Shares:
I'm Dale and I am an alcoholic. My employer takes in guys new in recovery, offering a chance to change. It's easy sometimes to see the "whistling in the dark" as it happens. What I know from experience, the I, Me, My attitude does not help me get or stay sober. I needed the We, God, Fellowship and principles to get sober and to lead a life free from alcohol. Thanks.
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