Today marks an important day in your recovery journey. The struggles you have faced to get where you are today haven’t been easy, but it is worth reflecting on the progress made so far and exploring what can be done to make tomorrow even better.
This post will offer daily reflections on August 30th as part of your ongoing commitment to sobriety. Whether it’s rebuilding relationships with family and friends or learning how to manage personal responsibilities without relying on alcohol, keep these thoughtful musings at hand for encouragement and guidance during this difficult time.
No matter what challenges lie ahead, remember that there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow – one step at a time.
Daily Reflections August 30
“At one time . . . every A.A. group had many membership rules. Everybody was scared witless that something or somebody would capsize the boat. . . .The total list was a mile long. If all those rules had been in effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, . . .”
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 139-40
When feeling burdened by broken promises and stuck in a foggy haze, the Third Tradition was like an invitation home. Strangers that soon became caring friends embraced me with reassuring words – “it gets better” – to remind us all we are not alone.
May I continue to show gratitude for each gift of sobriety, reaching out compassionately so others too can find comfort on their journey.
The relief that came with entering the supportive arms of my AA family was immeasurable. Talking to those who had walked this path before and held a collective light was like coming up for air after a long dive underwater.
Knowing I finally had a place where I could just be, no judgement or punishment handed out, is still something I carry with me every day as I work towards bettering myself.
Due in large part to the introduction of the Third Tradition that only asks me to express a desire, not make promises I couldn’t keep, sobriety has been so much more attainable and desirable than it ever has before in my life.
Moving forward it is my hope that when we are faced with an addiction, we are able to throw ourselves into an affirming community like this one; one that provides love instead of criticism and offers guidance rather than judgement. It’s true- it does get better! We just need to remember that, one day at a time.