Posted December 30, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Things Will Get Better

Sacred Stories

These were very dark times as she was recovering from alcoholism. It was not that she wanted to drink—but neither did she want to live.

She had rolled up towels to put around the doors and windows and intended to turn on the gas and end her pain.

She heard a knock at the door. “Who is it?” she asked.

A woman answered. “It is Pat. I have an appointment with you.”

Not wanting to draw attention from the neighbor, she opened the door a crack. Pat marched in, went right to the kitchen and sat at the table, looking over at the towels. “See, your name is right here on my calendar.”

Pat went on to say her husband was an alcoholic and she knew about depression. “Things will get better,” she said.

Then she left….

These are sacred stories. Pay attention to happenings in your life. Do you have a story to share? Send email to (Note – This story was shared in a public AA talk and while I do not have written permission to share it here, I think you will agree that the teller of the story would want others to know things will get better.)

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