March 23, 2018 – The Eye Opener

The Eye Opener

Friday, March 23, 2018

To us alcoholics who were prone to give meaning to words that were not intended by the speaker, words are a particularly lethal weapon.

In our drinking days, we invariably put the wrong interpretations on the best-intended words of our friends. We then sounded off with a flow of words that we did not mean and knew full well that we did not mean them. The thoughtless sentence or the fancied slight was forever coming between us and those we loved.

The world’s attitude toward us, either friendly or hostile, is largely determined by our own words.

Hazelden Foundation

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