When I sent out Sober Podcast Episode #194 to sober podcast subscribers, i asked listeners to tell me the ONE phrase that stood out for them.
Before I even tell you what the podcast is about, here’s some of the responses I got.
Dancing Rabbit: “I assume neglect, she assumes politeness”~ ~
Max1165: “I didn’t pour alcohol on a sadness and make it worse…and then make today a misery.” I poured alcohol on sadness and made it worse for about 4 years. Then couldn’t seem to find a way out of the misery, long after the original sadness was over. Now I see things with new eyes as well. All I had to do was remove the alcohol.”~ ~
Sandal: “I didn’t add a problem to a problem.”~ ~
G: My sentence is: “alcohol gloomifies everything” – which it does. I also liked when you said ‘je voudrais un cafe avec beacoup du creme’. For some reason that made me smile and think you were on the right path.”~ ~
BG: “I did not pour booze on my head to make the situation worse.” So often that’s what I did. Too often to count. Thank you for your honesty and humour. I could listen to you all day 😊 There was something very cool about being in the cafe with you. Listening to you order in French. I felt like I was at the table with you. Also dispelling the myth that sobriety makes everything perfect. Like as if the same shit was not going to bother you. The point you make so well is drinking when bothered will only make it worse plus you never get any good solutions or acceptance under the booze cloud.~ ~
OK, what is the podcast about?
It is about apologizing. Or rather, it is about ME realizing that it’s not all about me.
You can listen to a clip from this podcast and add your comments below. My blog allows anonymous comments. You should leave one. Do it today 🙂
If you’d like to listen to the whole thing you can use the link to download at the bottom of the post.
Have you had a situation recently where you have WAY over-reacted and realized that you probably didn’t understand the other person’s behaviour properly?
(ps, my blog allows for anonymous comments – so you don’t have to fill in a name or an email address to post your comment below).
Over the next 24 hrs, I’ll select a blog comment and that person will receive a present funded by the Sober Good Works donations.