The journey of recovery can be a long and trying road. Each day is an opportunity to learn how to live without alcohol, but the effort involved in making this life change requires tremendous resilience and determination.
Today marks Day 3 in your recovery journey and it’s important that you take some time for yourself today. Reflect on what you have achieved so far, and celebrate taking one more step down the path of sobriety – take a deep breath, you are doing amazing!
Today’s reflection will focus on finding strength through spiritual pursuits as well as developing patience with yourself while navigating this new stage of your journey.
Daily Reflections April 3
We finally saw that the inventory should be ours, not the other man’s. So we admitted our wrongs honestly and became willing to set these matters straight.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 222
Many of us who turn to alcohol in times of difficulty may feel unable to accept responsibility for our actions. However, joining Alcoholics Anonymous can be an important step towards understanding that we all make mistakes and are only human.
Once accepting this truth it is possible to begin the journey through recovery with honesty and compassion-even if perfection isn’t guaranteed!
Being in Alcoholics Anonymous and learning that I am not expected to be perfect has been a life-changer. As I reflect on my struggles from April 3, it is important for me to take responsibility for my actions, regardless of what other people may have done or said.
To be honest with myself is crucial; only then can I start to understand and accept my humanness. It wasn’t easy to come up with the answers, but putting it all down on paper helped me make sense of things – so much so that I was able to begin the road of recovery.
There are many more bumps in the road ahead, but being aware of our imperfections helps us prepare ourselves better and brings us closer towards achieving inner peace.