"Nothing is ever planned 24 hours ahead, yet great projects are born and survive magnificently. Nothing in A.A. is
according to Hoyle, “How could it survive?”
Perhaps it is because we have learned to live and laugh at ourselves. God made man. He made laughter too. Perhaps He is
pleased with our disorganized efforts and makes things run right no matter who pushes the wrong button.
Maybe He is pleased, not with our perfection, but with our sincerity. Maybe He is pleased because we are trying to be nobody
but ourselves. We don't know how it works, but it does, and members keep receiving their dividend checks from their A.A.
It is good to be sober. It is much easier, my friends, to stay sober than to get sober” - Anonymous
Having had spent much of my youth growing up in my folk’s bars, then spending countless hours in the rooms of recovery, I
can assure my reader how true the above statements are. It truly is all in one's willingness to allow the nakedness of ones own-
self to be exposed, and its ingrained prideful nature to realize that it, too, has its limits.
I believe that the key to a successful recovery is to take your addiction very seriously. However, lighten up on your-self!
Recovery is not a matter of a make over, or a do-over, it is a matter of a think over. We can not learn how to better manage an
addiction, the addiction is always learning how it can better manage us.
Therefore, in order to survive in this crazy world, we must learn how to rewire our brains into thinking, feeling, believing,
behaving and doing everything differently from now on. This is where repairative therapy comes into play.
How do we do this? Walk in, sit down and shut up! Take the cotton out of your ears and place it in your mouth.
Get a sponsor and wait for the magic to begin. Keeping in mind that it is a slow process, and not an event.
For listings of AA meetings in your area, see Centers 4 Treatment