Bad things happen to good people

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Registered: 09-11-2004
Bad things happen to good people
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Thu, 07-05-2007 - 8:23am

One of the triggers for some people is life...


I know that some people believe that things happen TO them. Well, no, things basically just happen. When I was drinking, I did things that had a cascade effect on my life, and I often got swept away in the avalanche. When I got sober, I discovered that things happen even when I don't cause them...or even when my actions were good and honorable.


Regardless...Life's happenings are not a reason to drink.


A friend of mine has a husband who is a functional drunk and a little girl who needed emergency brain surgery yesterday. The 11 year old is okay today, and I have no idea if the dad decided to drink after the surgery was over. I know that when my Dad had open heart surgery back in the early 80s, when I got word of the success of the operation, I got drunk for 2 days. Didn't help him or Mom a bit.


I know that today there is no reason to drink...none

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Registered: 08-03-2004
Thu, 07-05-2007 - 9:50am

(((Hugs))) Beth, I need some of your strength!

Leah

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Thu, 07-05-2007 - 12:43pm

Oh Leah


It isn't strength in the sense I think you mean, it is the strength that comes from facing life head on, one day at a time.


And a lot of meetings.


And a lot of posts on this and other message boards.

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