The Difference Days Make

Prayer: Assume the Position

What i  learned today:

When i was drinking, i used to pray for endings. Even when i wasn’t hungover, i was suffering. The day, the night, the job, my life… endings brought an absence of pain.

Today, i caught myself praying for longer days because life is so rich i want to get as much living in as possible.

That’s a big difference.


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on December 29, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Dear Al,

    It is with great pleasure that I nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Your blog has been inspirational to me as I wander this path. You Rock.

    Please see my blog for guidelines on how to accept the nomination.

    Happy New Year and thank you for writing with Heart and Humor and Sobriety,

    XXX Jen

    • Thank yo so much for this honor, Jen!

      i can’t believe my simple words could have garnered me such kind attention, but i’ll take it!

      And thank you for inspiring me wiht your beauty and your wisdom.

      Keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

      PS i’ll get to the steps of “accepting” the nomination soon, but right now i’m playing catch up so it may take a while. Thanks again!

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