Today’s reflection is “What was the best thing about today?”
I woke up this morning feeling hopeful. I talked with friends on Facebook and felt part of something bigger than myself.
It made me feel like I belonged somewhere, that there are people who care about me despite my shortcomings.
I know it won’t always be easy to stay sober but for now, I’ll take it day by day and try not to forget how lucky I am to have you all in my corner cheering me on!
Daily Reflections February 27
Where does A.A. get its direction? . . . These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience. . . . The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group’s decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified by considerable experience, is sound, and who is willing to sit quietly on the sidelines patiently awaiting developments.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 132, 135
When I was an alcoholic, the elders of my support group gently offered suggestions when change seemed impossible.
Everyone’s shared experiences became a treasured resource for me and friends that would last forever in sobriety- until death do us part; whereupon they will return to life as if from another dimension entirely: better informed than before about what has worked best for other people who have found success against all odds!
I cherish these gifts – one gift being selflessness itself– because their stability is unique during this time period beset by many problems (and) gives assurance at every crossroads on your path through life .
This post is a personal reflection of the Twelve Steps and Traditions as they have been woven into my life.
I find this fellowship to be an invaluable resource in the world we live in today, with so many problems. If you are struggling, know that there is hope for recovery from alcoholism.
There is no need to feel alone or ashamed because help awaits your call! The Fellowship has served me well at all crossroads during my sobriety journey and I am confident it will do the same for you too.