My life was infinitely more complex when I was drinking. Everything was more complicated. Even simple things were complicated by drinking. Drinking makes everything ten times more complicated than it needs to be.
Sober life has made life simple. Not easy. I still have hard work to do. But it is simple.
I was thinking about this the other day when I heard another AA sharing about smart feet. Smart feet is the simplest concept in the world: regardless of what is happening in your life good, bad, or indifferent make sure you have smart feet that take you to meetings.
It doesn’t get much simpler. I stay sober by going to meetings. My smart feet take me there. It’s not the only thing that keeps me sober but it’s a crucial part.
LIfe can be going to shit or smelling like roses but either way I stay sober by going to meetings and being around other people like me that are beating alcoholism.