Meredith Bell

staying clean and serene in a crazy world

hard-day

“When was the last time you woke up and wished you’d had just one more drink the night before?

I have never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you’ll get through anything.”
Meredith Bell, Seven Days Sober: A Guide to Discovering What You Really Think About Your Drinking

I could never understand social drinkers.  They have one of two cocktails or a few beers and go home.  They go to bed at a reasonable hour, wake up refreshed, and powerlesshave a wonderful day doing what most sober people do.  Like eat breakfast, go to work, come home and do chores, you know – normal stuff.

When did we do that?  Oh, we survived our day at work, albeit hungover, we came home from work exhausted and then we had one or two just to make it through dinner.  And after dinner it was off to the races again.  Lots of fun, right?  I never woke up in the morning wishing I had one more the night before.

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Can you relate?  The headaches, the puking, the body stench from a liquor soaked, smoke filled night out.  Yeah, it was a lot of fun, wasn’t it?  Sure wished I had stayed for one more.  Aw hell, sure wish I could remember where I parked the car.  Did I drive home after the party.  Hmmmm, can’t remember.

If you are blessed today with sobriety, give yourself and your higher power a hand.

 

cunning, baffling, powerful

 

powerless

I got drunk last night

there was a fight 

the cops showed up

put me in handcuffs

the kids were crying

the neighbors were screaming

red and blue lights

lighting up the neighborhood.

 

O Lord, I got drunk last night

they put me on the ground

in handcuffs

dogs were barking

people cursing at me

dragged me to the car

cold jail cell

crying, cursing, screaming

crying, cursing, screaming 

wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

damn it, wake up

crying, soaked in sweat

shaking

I got drunk last night

but it was just a dream

O Lord, it was just a dream.

THANK YOU GOD FOR REMINDING ME

THANK YOU GOD FOR LOVING ME