…. rigorous honesty

My father was a life long Rotarian who lived by the Rotary 4 Way Test.  Growing up these four questions were right up there with the 10 Commandments in the way my father raised us and lived his own life personally and professionally.

Is it the Truth?

Is it Fair to All Concerned?

Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships

Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned.

I am an honest person but until recently I had not thought much about how honesty related to my drinking.

Sobriety requires rigorous honesty.

A fellow sober-warrior wrote those words for me to read recently.  Actually, she wrote them in her Blog for everyone to read but sometimes we run across something that we have no doubt God put in front of us at that moment because it was exactly what we needed to see, hear, or experience.

Over the years I would seldom drink to excess in public.   I drank at home, in secret.   I lived my life, took care of my family, completed the work expected of me for others, and I drank in secret, until 18 days ago when I stopped.

I used to think when I am home, alone or after others have gone to bed – who will know.  If I go to meetings but drink secretly – who will know?

Now I know the answer – GOD and my conscience.

Rigorous Honesty.

 

 

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