Alcoholism has many paths, but there is one common theme throughout them all: the thorny struggle to stay sober. The pull of addiction can be heavy and unrelenting, making it difficult to find peace in sobriety.
If you’re nodding your head in agreement right now while reading this, then you know exactly what we’re talking about! But never forget that recovery is a process and sobriety is attainable no matter how hard it may seem.
On this edition of Daily Reflections, let’s look at August 25th as an opportunity to reflect on our battles with alcohol and continue along the path of recovery.
Daily Reflections August 25
Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 63
With an empty heart, I sought connection in alcohol. But with each passing sip and sad morning after, my only real bond was to the heavy chains of alcoholism that dragged me down.
Thankfully, A.A.’s special way of life has shown me a new path—one where true companionship is found through those who have walked it before us as well as all future travellers on this journey together. For such a beautiful blessing from above, I am deeply thankful indeed!
This day, I hope to go out into the world seeking connections with people in healthier and more rewarding ways. I try to extend a hand of friendship to those in need and remind myself of the special and priceless gift given by my fellows in A.A.
I thank God for making it possible and commit myself anew to maintaining the fellowship of recovery and personal growth through acts of kindness, empathy and understanding. It is because we are all connected that we can build each other up, as no one will succeed alone, but all together.
May we each continue our own journey towards an improved life founded on service, serenity and spirituality; grateful always for the hard work done by our pioneers before us.