Good Morning All! It’s raining and chilly here, hence it’s just about winter. Blah. I’ll be leaving early tomorrow morning, hoping to not sit in too much traffic. So I wanted to say Happy Turkey Day to everyone whom celebrates Thanksgiving. I also know that any holiday isn’t easy for alcoholics whether sober or still active in their drinking. Just a reminder that though AA meetings can be boring, or hard to step foot in for various reasons, there honestly isn’t an easier way to stay sober for an hour or hour and half and many meetings are held at this time of the year. Also if you have WFS in your area, I recommend any woman to go for a confidence building hour. about.com has loads of helpful information on how to survive holidays, click here for just a handful of links they provide. Most importantly, if you don’t pick up a drink at all it makes it easier. “One is too many and a thousand is never enough”, is one motto to keep in your head. Also I can suggest from personal experience to jot down “I have a LIFE-THREATENING disease called alcoholism” (insert any addiction in there) and pull it our of your pocket for a great reminder that you really can’t drink, that drinking will kill you whether it’s today, tomorrow or next year; drinking will kill you.
Again I know that this time of the year is not easy but it is doable, we can get through this. If you feel like you have to drink, please reconsider and look in your phonebook for a local chapter to AA.