Fail better. - Samuel Beckett
If I'm faced in the right direction and fall on my face, I've made progress. -Unknown
Fail better - interesting concept. Don't fail as badly as before. Was the last binge or time away from our senses shorter than before? I can honestly say "yes" to this. I used to really binge- binge to being sick at my stomach. I don't do that anymore. I have short sessions of overeating (especially if I drink wine). I have quit having it in the house. Have you tasted Oliver Soft Red? I can drink the whole bottle - have done so more than once. Eating just goes with drinking alcohol somehow - so - out it goes. I have poured the rest of the bottle down the sink before so I wouldn't drink it. Scripture says not to get drunk - but where is the line? The first miracle of Jesus was turning water to wine at a wedding so I would think that having a glass of wine is not a sin - but the whole bottle is pushing it. I remember once before I retired from teaching at Christmas I had all this candy, cookies, fudge to bring home from school. It was gifts from students. I mean boxes of chocolate covered cherries, platters of cookies and fudge. Before I got home, I stopped on Main Street in town and put it all in a trash can because I knew what was going to happen if I got home with it. Gluttony is a sin too.
We can do this.