There is, however a vast amount of fun about it all. I suppose some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity.
—Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., pg. 16
Having fun in life is key to living a joyous life. Often the biggest roadblock in the early recovery process is the belief that alcohol or drugs are the only fun we have in life. We don’t link the pain to the drugs or alcohol in fact it is an area of our lives that we do not link the pain to. I remember getting sick drinking in my early days of partying I would think to myself, next week I need to eat bread before I go out drinking. Yet, my mother once served us fish sticks that honestly were so good that I over ate those puppies! Well those bad boys got me so sick that night that I offered them up to the porcelain throne! I have not had a fish stick since!
But as we recover we begin to realize that life is fun. That sober we can do the things we only dreamed of on the bar stool. That we could “Be”, “Do” or “Have” whatever we put our mind to. We could live life as a daring adventure. We could enjoy life to the fullest. Life is goooooood!!!
Go, Go, Go…