It’s been a challenging week. I’m not sure what to say about it, but I suppose that’s why they call them challenges.
It would be easy for me to sit here and complain about how hard everything is, but the truth of the matter is no one wants to hear that so my focus has shifted from focusing on what’s gone wrong or worrying about all the things left undone, back onto realizing how blessed I am with family who love me unconditionally and friends who are willing to provide encouragement even when they don’t understand my struggle.
Daily Reflections February 6
We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength. Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21
When alcohol became the symbol of all my self-indulgence and permissiveness, I realized that by myself I couldn’t overcome its power.
But in surrendering to it–to a life without struggle or constraints-I found victory over selfishness; then peace through serenity.
The path back from addiction is long but there are lights at every turn if you only look hard enough – they’re waiting patiently just outside your range!
Alcoholism is a disease that can be treated. If you’re struggling with addiction, it’s time to get professional help.
We are here for you every step of the way and we’ll never judge you or treat you like an outcast in need of punishment.
Even if I was at my lowest point when alcohol had taken over every facet of my life, surrendering meant victory—victory over myself and everything I once believed about what would make me happy.
It took some time but eventually, sobriety started to feel good instead of bad because there were no more fights with myself or others anymore; there was just peace inside my head and serenity in the world around me.