One day at a time. That’s what we alcoholics say to ourselves. We focus on the present, on not drinking today, and hope that tomorrow will be better.
But it’s hard to stay positive when every day feels like a battle.
That’s why I need Daily Reflections – to help me focus on the good things, even when life is tough.
Today, February 15, I’m grateful… Despite everything, there are still some good things in my life, and I’m going to focus on that today.
Daily Reflections February 15
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us — sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p, 84
One of the most important things Alcoholics Anonymous has given me, in addition to freedom from booze and recovery from addiction. It also helped with my ability for “right action.”
The promises will always materialize if you work hard enough on them: taking a step forward rather than backward by acting instead of fantasizing; debating or preaching about something without ever actually doing anything about your thoughts because that debate doesn’t lead anywhere but self-doubt for some reason (maybe there really isn’t any answer)?
Pushing through those feelings when they come up makes all the difference between having what we want now – an exciting life beyond wildest dreams!
This is what it means to take “right action.” It’s not enough to simply fantasize about the promises of A.A., or debate them, or preach about them and fake them.
I’ll remain a miserable, rationalizing dry drunk if I don’t work for my sobriety by taking action and working the Twelve Steps in all my affairs.
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