MY LIFE


Danny's Letters to God

Abstinence


Dear God,

Thank you so much for the gift of this wonderful way of life. I am surrounded by caring friends and family all ready, willing and able to point my nose in the right direction, and then stand back to allow me to do the next right thing or not. I have not eaten compulsively for the last twelve hours and nine minutes, but who's counting. I'm once again amazed at how quickly abstinence is restored when my surrender is complete and I stop trying to run the show of life, thanks.

There is not one thing in my life I am able to control except the thoughts that come to me. They may be dismissed as improper, filed away for further consideration, or acted on as righteous. As long as I do as You would have me do, all is well. Now this takes some fun out of my day, however sleep is so much more peaceful, thanks. This morning a friend or two will pick me up and ferry me to and from our Saturday step meeting, then to lunch and home. We will be at my niece's house this afternoon for a family gathering, and our mutual problem discussed. You be my mouth at this one, allowing me to be as nice as is possible.

Meanwhile, give me the wisdom to know and power to do Your will today. Watch over my family, friends, fellow loopies, those who still seek the easier, softer way and the folks I don't like.




And Why Not?
Danny
The Recovery Group





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