Sept. 8, 2014 – Step by Step


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The Serenity Prayer

Step by Step

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Today, I choose to live in the solution of sobriety instead of the problem of alcoholism. The condition of alcoholism isn’t a problem unless we feed it, and the Program empowers us with the choice not to drink by guiding us through a thorough and honest inventory of ourselves with the purpose of deciding if continuing to drink is worth the consequences it entails. I am an alcoholic. But alcoholism is not a problem as long as I choose not to drink. And I choose not to whine that I cannot drink responsibly or moderately because, as an alcoholic, I do not have the luxury of responsible and moderate drinking. Thus, today, empowered by my Program, I can choose not to drink and, in choosing that course, I can live in the solution of being sober instead of the problem of drinking and not bemoaning the reality that I no longer have the choice to drink. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2014

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