scrap the pom-poms

“I’m not talking about putting on a cheerleading outfit and joining the fun committee. I’m talking about assisting others in the pursuit of their goals.”

12 the hard way

Being of use is a lot tougher than it sounds.  For years, all I concerned myself with was getting by, getting through, getting over.  I won’t slow your project down, but at the same time I’m not exactly rolling up my sleeves.

Step 12: having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Here’s the message I’d like to deliver today:  it gets so much easier.  Scratch that; and I’ll use capital letters to emphasize my point: IT GETS SO MUCH EASIER.  Scratch that that; as long as I’m willing to work it.  Of course there’s a caveat.  Nothing’s free.

And I’m not talking about not drinking. I’m talking about taking the program out into the world. When I first walked in, my only aspiration was to climb back to zero…

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better. Finally, I believe I am in long-term recovery from a number of deep-seated issues that supported and drove my addictions.