January 20






Because I am my father’s child, I make my attendance at meetings frequent and regular.  Having looked deeply in the genetic mirror, I see so many bitter days.  I’ve run from the implications and sheltered in the steps.  The humility that saved my life is the understanding I am no different from my family.  And, since this is a progressive disease we all have, I will just get there faster.  Knowing who I can be helps me turn my will over and keeps me grasping my Higher Power’s belt loop.  All I am turns in every direction and can pull or push, lift or fall.  I know my assets and I know their power and their limitations.  All my hope is placed on a plan to use these resources.  I follow the only lead which has never promised more than it can deliver.



Be your own loving parent.





What Is A Sheep To Do?

Things are bad out there.

I see the trouble as I circle within the flock.

Many of us whisper to each other as we pass.

How can I create lasting change?

Is there something helpful

that will not separate me from my precious life,

something that will not make me prey

to the vultures before I even realize that I’m dead?

How can I live and strive

while the wolves hold the hilltops?

Is the choice merely, one death or the other?

Is there an as yet unseen path?

Can I find it

while maintaining my place in this congregation?

What is a sheep to do?



You are reading selections from Sober on the Way to Sane and More Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault


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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