Welcome, friends of Alcoholics Anonymous! Today marks a special day to reflect on our progress as we begin another week on the journey towards sobriety. We’re all here to support one another, and there is no better way to do that than through honest reflection.
This December 7th, let us take time to remember how far we have come and acknowledge any successes along the way—no matter how small they may seem. Let’s also look at areas in which we can continue learning more about ourselves and continuing advancing in our recovery path.
Together with open hearts and minds, we will use this day for introspection by reminding ourselves that each experience offers us lessons from which to grow.
Daily Reflections December 7
True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 124-25
With my head held high and a mission to impress, I lived in an all-consuming ambition for recognition. Yet, deep within myself lay a hidden truth that remained overlooked until I found the power of A.A., which taught me how to transform resentment into acceptance and fear into hope.
Through love without expectations or conditions – by helping those around me with no aim but compassion – each day is made meaningful through moments of joyous gratitude towards God’s grace bestowed upon us all..
It is astounding how the Twelve Steps and the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous have revolutionized my life. I can no longer imagine a day without reflection, love, and care for my fellow man.
By caring, sharing, and changing negative emotions into positive ones, my days are now filled with joy and fulfillment. Through each daily experience and lesson I learn how to grow spiritually as an individual and how to live each day as if it were a gift.
A.A keeps on giving me new ways to open up deeper levels of love and understanding within myself, reminding me that even in the darkest moments there will always be light. My life wouldn’t be the same without A.A., but I am so grateful for their guidance; it has forever changed me for the better!