“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you look up the definition of “Do-Over” in the dictionary there will be a glaring photo of me right next to it. I am not big on the word “Try” because it is an allusive word. We can attempt to do something but try simply lacks the commitment to get it done. I must be radically honest, I have “tried” to do quite a bit in my day. It is a bit frustrating at times when the failure in an endeavor starts to rear its ugly head but when we keep the main thing the main thing in life, we overcome the disappointment.
In two weeks from today I will celebrate 24 years of continuous sobriety. I do not share this for praise or to pat myself on the back. I share it because it puts failure in perspective for me. When any human being can remain completely drug and alcohol free for 24 days let alone 24 years it is amazing, especially if they are an alcoholic or addict for the addict in the beginning 24 hours is a fete. Think about this most people that say they do not drink, will at a minimum sip champagne for a wedding toast. They will drink a glass of wine on New Years or some other occasion. Yet still consider themselves non-drinkers.
So for us that are afflicted with the “Creature” the main thing is simple, focus on living a “happy, healthy, prosperous, clean and sober life”! Because life is good!
Go, Go, Go…