Pick Me Six Numbers

November 6






Knowing all the page numbers and quotes out of the big book, but not being able to apply them, is like knowing all the winning lottery numbers with the inability to buy a ticket.  Telling my story has little or nothing to do with public speaking.  Recovery has so much more to do with willingness than studiousness.  Popularity contests, policing meetings and service politics is a circus I have attended far too often.  Empty rooms sporting great curtains do not a home make.  Comprehension is no substitute for acquiescence.



Stock your mental stream so there is something to catch.








This is a big hurdle until it becomes a little step.

I will struggle with it as long as it takes

for me to see it as something I can conquer

a bit at a time, then, often as if by magic,

it will melt into curbside snow

and I can slosh through it in my boots.


I am vanquishing obstacles,

which seemed insurmountable mere months ago.

I am not so much stronger than I was,

but I have stopped feeding the weakness in my mind

and this has made all the difference.




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 Amazon.com 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: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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