December  25






Want to learn it fast but not deep?  Just go to meetings and listen with half an ear.  Call your sponsor only for her birthday and anniversary and tell her about all the things you are not doing anymore but none of the things you are.  Skim the books for good quotes that sound impressive when they pass your lips but whose meaning has no chance of passing your heart.  Find playmates and cliques, not a home group, and surely not a service commitment.  Things fall out of orbit when they run out of juice and you will too.  This program is not an air lock on the way to worlds unknown; it is a way to live in the world you know.  There is no question that you have the right stuff.  The question is, do you want what we have?



Hug your feelings, pat their heads, then let them go.




Einstein’s Apple

Time is a player in every play,

forever running forward

even as I try to claw my way into the past.

If I don’t provide a role,

time writes itself in

without regard for my intended plotline.

Like the weather,

time is by turns gentle and fierce.

I must pay attention lest I run afoul of it

and lose my life and limb.

Though time is an arc I see swinging in my mind

it is still the arrow shot

and I am simply the fool with the apple.



About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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