In response to Haibun Thinking.
Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
~ Dr Seuss
As Jim dragged himself from his meeting his sponsor joined him in a walk to his car.
“It’s Ok Jim. A lot of us have experienced what you just went through.”
“But I was doing so well. Last week I picked up my blue chip and now I have to start over again”
“Look at it this way. After a year did you like the you in the mirror.
“Do you like the you today?”
“I feel terrible. I feel like I let you, my sponsor, down along with the entire fellowship”
“It didn’t take long after you relapsed to revert to the old terrible you, did it?
“No I thought I could have just one but that led to three and eventually back to my old drunken ways”
“Well tonight you picked up another white chip. It means you want the new you and not that terrible person you were before. I think you will make it this time.”
in times of trouble
seek progress not perfection
one day at a time