lump sum.

Awesome post~ accept, acknowledge & let go! This has been my new motto~ and I add at the end- Let God!

12 the hard way

Here’s the simple difference between the normals and me, the alcoholic:  normal people drink because it gives them an altered feeling that’s a fun ride to go on every once in a while; like seeing a movie, or bowling.  For me, alcohol became a prerequisite for living.  I couldn’t function without it.

The most insidious part of this disease for me?  The long-held belief that I was being thoughtful to those around me by constantly shutting down and running away.

Step 1:  we admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.

And I continued to drink long after I knew I was an alcoholic.  Long after everyone knew I was an alcoholic.  It was an inoperable lump pulsating between my left ear and left eye.  It influenced everything I saw, interpreted everything I heard, and uglied everything I said.

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