Honestly, knowing it's not an option anymore is a large part of it. More than anything I quit being selfish and put my family first. My kids need their dad more than I need to drink. Great support network between family and friends.
Thank you brothers! Truth be told, I am a QUITTER. I have quit literally everything I have ever made any kind of commitment to. So the fact that I've been able to string together two years without drinking is a flat-out miracle. When I started my step-work, I asked the God of my understanding to give me whatever I needed to keep me sober. His response was, "Okay!!" Since then I haven't missed but a handful of meetings. God gets me down those stairs every day and for that I am grateful. And a grateful drunk doesn't drink.
Grateful to be a small part of a great whole today. 27 years, ODAAT. Nights and weekends. In a row..
Your an AA miracle my friend. I hope you have many many many more ODAAT and never find an excuse to take that first drink.Grateful to be a small part of a great whole today. 27 years, ODAAT. Nights and weekends. In a row.
For the past 10 years or so, I've always deflected praise and congratulations as I feel the success belongs to AA and my higher power. Seems to have worked despite me at times. The power of the program; the fellowship; the love, tolerance, and forgiveness; the freedom to stumble my way with grace along this path.