My Higher Power
I know today what I believe.
I believe in a Higher Power, a power of the universe greater than thyself,
that talks to me through my thoughts.
It took this power for I to see the light.
My Higher Power relieved me of the malady of drinking.
I am recovered today because I have & still do work the suggested steps of
I am recovering from the unforeseen tomorrow, when I may pick up my
Of course, as long as I work The Program, I'll be OK.
And for this minute, I am just grateful to be alive, sober, and sane.
Thanks to my Higher Power.
A whole new world opened up when
I found sobriety back in 1998.
I had one year of sobriety when
one day I found myself walking up
this steep hill. I was trying to think
up of an excuse to have a drink once I
reached the top.
I could not come up with one.
You see, I had used up all the
excuses for drinking covering 28
I was amazed at this revelation.
What I have discovered today, with
over five years of sobriety, is the fact
that there are many more excuses to
stay sober than there ever was to
have a drink.
As I think back to my first drunk in Crailsheim,
Germany, I can only recall how great I felt at the
time. It was the greatest feeling I have ever
witnessed in my life. I was crazy, funny, and wild to
say the least.
Had I not found that Power to relieve me of my
fear, loneliness, and despise had I grown up with?
Within a month of drinking, I started to
That there alone, should of told me that I was an
alcoholic. However, for the next twenty-eight years, I
was to fight the obsession that I had claimed.
This Power we call alcohol nearly put me in my
grave at age 48 years young.
The battle I eventually pursued to stop this
obsession of drinking was acceptance. It was not an
overnight miracle to grasp. At last I discovered
acceptance as the key to my drinking. I began to live
my life in the answer and not the problem. I started
to see and feel all of my living in an optimistic
Acceptance has become the answer to all my
problems of today. I found my freedom of bondage to
alcohol, drugs, and depression.
Today I will turn 54 years young. I am grateful to
have found the acceptance in my life.