April 5th. It’s been a day of ups and downs, but I feel like I’m making strides forward. Today was the first time in a long time that alcohol didn’t cross my mind all day long.
No cravings, no urges – nothing! That may not sound like much to people who are sober or don’t struggle with addiction, but for me it’s huge.
So thank you, universe, for giving me this much-needed break from my addiction today!
Daily Reflections April 5
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society. Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to hide underneath it. This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those about us. Of true brotherhood we had small comprehension.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 53
I remember when the fourth step of Alcoholics Anonymous was first said to me and it finally made sense. Up until this point, I had been feeling lost as an alcoholic with no idea how or where could find some help for myself in getting sober.
But then one day these words came across my ears “You can become a person again”, something clicked inside me at those very same moments because suddenly everything started changing around just like magic!
I’m happy to say that this lesson has taken me farther than any other in my life. The lessons learned from A.A., like the ones covered in Step Four, have helped me realize what’s important and how to live a fulfilled life in sobriety!
These are some of the most valuable insights I’ve ever received because they come with so much experience and wisdom.
If you’re struggling, please reach out for help today – there is no time like the present!
Remember that when we stop drinking alcoholics don’t need it anymore; but if we drink again then nothing helps us just as before.”