54. Avoiding Resistance
I went to an AA meeting that night. The speaker was on his third trip through recovery, having had five years sober twice before. Both times he relapsed, he’d tested his recovery by hanging out in a social club with a liquor license. He had wanted to ‘strengthen’ his recovery by practicing resisting temptation.
“Now I look for the strength to avoid rather than resist temptation,” he said. “So far it’s working.”
Today I will look for the strength to avoid rather than resist temptation.
Sober Not Somber © 2015 by Ken Montrose
(Just a reminder: Sober Not Somber is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.)