So, don't take for granted just what you see. Look under the mask, that's where the real person will be. ~author unknown
Today I am grateful…
- for having lived in Texas for nearly 33 years. Our winters are mild and I am not accustomed to the cold. It’s 26º outside right now and the heat has been running full force for an hour. It’s still 63º in my little bungalow. Brrrrr.
- when I was early in sobriety and my car needed major work a friend offered to pay for it. The expense was going to be $500 higher if they fixed the heat coil in the dashboard. Since we normally don’t really need a car heater for more than a couple days a year I had them bind off the coil—so my car now is without a heater. Yesterday it was brutal, today I am not sure if I can be in it for more than a few minutes.
When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act. Defying their instinctive desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon self-destruction. They work against their own deepest instinct. As they are humbled by the terrific beating administered by alcohol, the grace of God can enter them and expel their obsession. Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life. ~12&12, pg. 64