It’s been said that the first step is admitting you have a problem, and for those of us who struggle with alcoholism, that’s often easier said than done.
But on days like today, it feels especially important to reflect on where we are and how far we’ve come. There are good moments and bad moments, ups and downs, but through it all we must keep moving forward.
Today I’m grateful for my sobriety, my friends and family who support me, and the chance to keep growing every day. Here’s to another day of sobriety!
Daily Reflections December 16
. . . nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. . . .
Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress. . . . Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 89, 100
Doing the right things for a higher power — this is my way of controlling selfishness and self-centeredness.
I realize that by relying on God, He clears away any doubts or worries from your mind so you can focus solely on others without worrying about yourself in their situation as well as helping me stay sober because sobriety brings inner peace!
I have found that doing the right things for the right reasons is a way of controlling my selfishness and self-centeredness.
The dependency on a Higher Power clears the way for peace of mind, happiness, sobriety…and ultimately being helpful to others in need.
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