I hope you’re doing well today. I know that it must be hard to get through your day without drinking alcohol.
You might not be able to sleep, or spend time with family and friends like you normally would on a weekend.
It’s also tough when there are so many triggers around us – the smell of cooking food, bars on TV, even just driving by an old favorite bar can bring back feelings of sadness or anger about how much you miss alcohol in your life.
The good news is that we can work together to create new routines for ourselves where things like this don’t seem so difficult anymore!
Daily Reflections August 23
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp.111-12
My family members suffer from the effects of my disease. Loving and accepting them as they are just as I love A, allows everyone in our lives to heal together
Fostering a return on love by fostering tolerance through common courtesy practices with others’ boundaries respected at all times is necessary for me now more than ever!
The key to conquering the effects of this disease is love, tolerance and harmony in my life. Loving others just as I would like them to love me fosters a return of these qualities in all areas of my life.
This starts with using common courtesy when interacting with other people- respecting their personal boundaries and not taking advantage of them are necessary practices for everyone.
A person living without alcoholism can’t understand what it feels like to be an alcoholic because they have never experienced that lifestyle or had its effects on themselves or loved ones.
That’s why simply being understanding towards those who suffer from alcoholism will help us conquer any problem we face together by learning how each other thinks and feeling compassion instead of judgment.”