I’ve been terribly busy, bingeing on Sims. Neglecting what I should do, which is mostly get ready for Thanksgiving. My mother gets here Monday night, my daughter some time after that. I’m working the day before and the day after. I hate that my daughter, especially, is so far away. She’ll fly, and her visit will be brief. And I’m so filled with gratitude that she wants to visit and is able to. When I started this blog she was in college. She’s now through her master’s and just doing so well, I never would have hoped for such an outcome. But I miss her. And that’s awesome also.
I was ready an anti-AA blog or two. It is just amazing. AA can ruin your life? I don’t think so. It’s bad to be told I am powerless? No, not over alcohol. If I was still trying to have power over that, there would be no happy holiday for anyone who cared about me.
There are no downsides to abstinence, people, not any downsides at all. Downsides to drunkenness? Those, of course, are infinite.
It’s interesting to watch the regular people think hard about gratitude. Those of us in AA are called to live it, every single day. That’s an excellent way to live.