I started a Web Site in 1999 when I came back into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. Tripod decided to block me a few years ago , so I stopped writing, posting. SO I decided to take the posts I had there and put them here. Plus new ones I found on the net and shares of my own. Take what you need and pass on the rest! Blessings ds♥

Friday, September 19, 2014

Letting the Good Stuff Happen

Before recovery, my relationships were lousy. I didn't very well on my job. I was enmeshed in my dysfunctional family. But at least I knew what to expect!
---- Anonymous

I want the second half of my life to be as good as the first half was miserable. Sometimes, I'm afraid it won't be. Sometimes, I'm frightened it might be.
  In some ways, good changes can be more frightening than the hard time.
 The past may have become comfortable familiar. Our relationships were repeats of the same pattern--the same behaviors, the same pain, over and over again.They
may not have been what we wanted, but we knew what was going to happen.
 This is not so when we begin recovering. Then things change. And the further we progress in this miraculous program, the more we and our circumstances change.
We begin to explore uncharted territory. We begin to become successful in love, in work, in life. One day at a time, the good stuff begins to happen and the
misery dissipates. We no longer want to be a victim of life. We've learned to avoid unnecessary crisis and trauma. Life gets good.
   "How do I handle the good stuff?" asked one women. "It's harder and more foreign than the pain and tragedy."
   "the same way we handled the difficult and the painful experiences," I replied. " One day at a time."
                 Today, God, help me let go of my need to be in pain and crisis.
                    Help me move as swiftly possible through
                           sad feelings and problems. Help me find my base
                  and balance in peace, joy, and gratitude. Help me work as
              hard at accepting what's good as I have worked in the past
                       at accepting the painful and the difficult.

1 comment:

  1. I really relate, I have been a victim of this disease for so long that I wonder some times can I get use to a different better life style. Or if I am lucky enough to get and stay sober just like recently will that mean other things or going to start coming down? But it doesnt matter I know sobriety is the best thing there is for us AAs and Addicts, I have to put the silly fears away. I fear one as much as I do the other but time to let that go. Quit worrying about the bomb dropping because I am sober. Thank you for having this blog!