I Have Hope Today -- Recovering from alcoholism
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"Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune." --William James Inspirational Thoughts
If You Never Try If you never try, You’ll never have to face defeat. If you never run a race, You’ll never lose a heat. If you never stretch your talents, You won’t risk a tear. If you never take a chance, The odds you’ll never fear.
But if you have a lifelong wish And you don’t venture out, You will never overcome Uncertainty and doubt. And if you have a goal to reach And time is passing by, You will never know fulfillment If you never try.
Yesterday...Today...Tomorrow  There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.  YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY.  We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said...YESTERDAY is gone. The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance.  TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control. TOMORROW'S sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds but it will rise.  Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW for it is as yet unborn. This leaves only one day...TODAY.  Any man can fight the battle of just one day.  It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities...YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW that we break down.  It is not the experience of TODAY that drives men mad--it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY and the dread of what TOMORROW will bring. Let us therefore live but one day at a time!   St. Francis Prayer  O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
There is a Bottle:  For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved An Alcoholic, To Help That Person Understand by Judith Ann Hayton
In my eye, I see it clearly In my heart, I love it dearly In my mind, it's there unending It's my master, so unbending In my mouth, the tastes a hunger Learned so completely when I was younger In my ear, the pouring's pleasant Keeps my mind from past or present
Takes away my hurts, my sorrows Helps me not to face tomorrows Oh, but I hurt, I hurt inside Where is my dignity?  Do I have any pride? My family is gone, my home is a bar And that bottle, that bottle, is never too far
Jerry's Story is provided to help others who might be struggling with alcohol abuse, addiction, or alcoholism. This web site is not in any way affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Disclaimer:  You must read and agree to these terms of service in order to view this website.
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"Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune." --William James Inspirational Thoughts
If You Never Try If you never try, You’ll never have to face defeat. If you never run a race, You’ll never lose a heat. If you never stretch your talents, You won’t risk a tear. If you never take a chance, The odds you’ll never fear.
But if you have a lifelong wish And you don’t venture out, You will never overcome Uncertainty and doubt. And if you have a goal to reach And time is passing by, You will never know fulfillment If you never try.
Yesterday...Today...Tomorrow  There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.  YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY.  We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said...YESTERDAY is gone. The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance.  TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control. TOMORROW'S sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds but it will rise.  Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW for it is as yet unborn. This leaves only one day...TODAY.  Any man can fight the battle of just one day.  It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities...YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW that we break down.  It is not the experience of TODAY that drives men mad--it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY and the dread of what TOMORROW will bring. Let us therefore live but one day at a time!   St. Francis Prayer  O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
There is a Bottle:  For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved An Alcoholic, To Help That Person Understand by Judith Ann Hayton
In my eye, I see it clearly In my heart, I love it dearly In my mind, it's there unending It's my master, so unbending In my mouth, the tastes a hunger Learned so completely when I was younger In my ear, the pouring's pleasant Keeps my mind from past or present
Takes away my hurts, my sorrows Helps me not to face tomorrows Oh, but I hurt, I hurt inside Where is my dignity?  Do I have any pride? My family is gone, my home is a bar And that bottle, that bottle, is never too far
Jerry's Story is provided to help others who might be struggling with alcohol abuse, addiction, or alcoholism. This web site is not in any way affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Disclaimer:  You must read and agree to these terms of service in order to view this website.