As a recovering alcoholic, I’m always looking for ways to make my sobriety as productive as possible. In the past this has been challenging because I’ve found that life is more interesting when you’re drinking.
More recently, however, I have found that blogging has helped me stay focused on what’s important in my sobriety and given me a way to share those thoughts with others who may be going through similar struggles.
This blog post will explore how blogging can help an alchoholic stay focused on their goals of being sober and healthy without giving up all the fun things they love about living.
Daily Reflections December 14
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection. Show him how they worked with you.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 95
When I come into contact with a newcomer, do my thoughts turn immediately to how many people are drinking alcohol and doing drugs?
Am I comparing them with friends in Alcoholics Anonymous that they may have made before coming here or giving advice on what direction their life should take based off of these comparisons.
Do not forget also if you already knew this person well enough then think about whether there is any sort Arian feeling towards him/her where it seems like all happiness comes only from being better than others (or at least knowing more).
The newcomer to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is a special person. I must examine myself whenever I meet a new member and make sure that my attitude toward him is one of simplicity, humility and generosity.
One who has not yet had time to get acquainted with A.A., he or she will find in me an understanding friend if only I am willing to be such; for it was by some such friendship that we were led into this fellowship away from our obsession with alcohol.”
(p. 33) It’s important for newcomers as well as old-timers like myself not just talk about how great A.A.’s program works but also live its principles each day so others can see them work first hand!