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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Monday, June 05, 2006

First you get a pebble..

Then you get a Brick..
Then you get a Boulder

So keep scanning the horizon for trouble
and watch out for pebbles
..and the occasional brick on the back of the head
if you are planning on not getting crushed by any boulders in the near future.

Trust me.
if you don't take care of the pebbles
You will soon be dealing with bricks
and you may end up being violently eviscerated by a boulder.

And it won't be pretty.
So ALL my pebbles warrant my attention. As far as I am concerned.

Where are the 'pebbles' in your life?
At work?
With friends?
In AA?
With your family?
In your thinking?
In how you are feeling today?

The antidote to all 'pebbles' is (our old friend) Helpfulness.
Look for do-able opportunities for helpfulness.
Ones that do NOT compromise your integrity.
Ie. Being a martyr or a doormat is NOT an option.

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