Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 28, 2022 17:16:10 GMT -8
One of the things I did to cope with my loneliness as a young adult, other than fall in love with the wrong guys, was to drink. Eventually, I became an alcoholic. In AA they say sobriety only comes if you are "fearlessly honest." I was never quite sure what that meant because it was easy for me to admit that I was an alcoholic like my dad, which makes me an adult child as well.
Today, I watched the movie "Flight," with Denzell Washington. Throughout the whole movie he denies over and over again that he is an alcoholic. After crashing his plane, he goes to court, and they try to pin the crash on someone else. For the first time, Denzell comes to terms with his lies and denial and admits he was drunk on the flight. He goes to prison and the movie ends with Denzell talking to other inmates in prison and being, "fearlessly honest." I finally get it. Recovery begins when you, maybe for the first time, admit that you are powerless over your love addiction and other coping mechanisms that have evolved into some kind of addiction.
I just want to say that 12-Step programs have given me my life back. God has given me my life back. I am eternally grateful and wish the same for all of you. May you be "happy, joyous, and free."
Friends in Recovery
Through the mist. Into the sun. Step by step, I cannot run. I reached out, To touch someone. Hands came back. Here comes the sun. Sparkling eyes. Hearts of Gold. Words to strengthen. Hands to hold. The gift of love. It comes to me. My heart is full. And I am free.