Sunday, September 20, 2009
Who I answer to
I got a lot of responses from the post yesterday. I found the letter from a spouse of an alcoholic to be provocative too. That's why I posted it.
This wasn't a letter written about my current situation, as some of you thought. I certainly have been in that situation many times. I've felt frustrated and wondered why I wasn't being treated with a lot of love and respect by the alcoholic.
I don't wonder about that now. I know that I don't need to seek approval from others. And that ultimately I need only answer to my Higher Power. My approval rating is dependent on little other than what I think of my myself.
The letter though provides a sampling of how we who have lived with alcoholism aren't different in our feelings from the alcoholic, which is something that I've written about before. As my sponsor likes to say, we do our insanity without drinking.
I'm enjoying a wonderful day today. There is an exceptionally high tide that I photographed this morning. I believe that there will be a thunderstorm later. I always liked the quote below. I think that the tide in my life is flowing at the moment, and I'm grateful for that.
"There are tides in the affairs of men, definite periods of ebb and flow." Thomas Wolfe