repost: dry turkey

Heh. Nice post from Paul W at 12 the hard way.

12 the hard way

It’s that time of year again.  I small halls and church basements across the land, people are being grateful for their alcoholism.

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.

Being grateful for being an alcoholic is definitely something that didn’t appear on my radar during steps one through eleven.  That’s because it’s an attitude that only surfaced for me upon reflection, after exercising willingness, participating in fellowship, regularly talking to my sponsor, and believing and relying in a power greater than myself.

Sure, early on it was nice knowing that I was an alcoholic; that there was a name for why I couldn’t control my drinking.  I had a thinking disease, and I was administering my own medication.

And what did all my efforts accomplish?  It doubled the…

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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. Finally, I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better.