We are babysitting our grandsons’ dog, Woody, this week. On my walk this morning with the three of them, I was thinking how simple and joyful their lives are. Even my almost 17-year-old. They love going for a walk, however short or long. Happy to be with me and with each other. Playing, eating, riding in the car, sleeping peacefully. They never complain. What a life.
I’m thinking we can have that too. In sobriety, I get to enjoy the simple things again. When I was drinking, it seemed I was so willing to complicate everything by adding alcohol to the mix. Helping nothing.
So, I am quite sure that in my sobriety if I put down the drink—and do the simple commands that dogs know and understand, meet and play with others, pray and be with God and wait on the healing of this process—I think my life will be sweet.
It’s a simple program, but it’s not easy.
If we can take a lesson from dogs and pay attention to our Master, we will get the treat.
Don’t quit five minutes before the miracle.
“As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Luke 9:57
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