Life can be challenging, and it seems especially so when we’re dealing with addiction. It’s easy to get down on ourselves, to feel like we’re stuck in a negative spiral that’s impossible to break free from.
But that’s not true. Every day is a new opportunity for change, for growth. Today, let’s focus on reflection and gratitude.
What are some things you’re grateful for today? Make a list, or just think about it for a few minutes. When we take the time to reflect on all the good in our lives, it helps us stay positive and motivated.
So don’t forget to do this every day! You never know what might change if you do.
Daily Reflections February 8
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 24
I never thought I would be powerless over alcohol. In sobriety, the choice is still not mine – it’s either drink or pick up a tool from Alcoholics Anonymous and utilize my spiritual power with God as we work through these problems together one day at a time
The only way that being powerless has changed for me in recovery was when someone asked about why people use prayer after an accident happens; now if something bad does happen then you can pray without worrying whether your prayers will make any difference because they already do!
“I can’t drink.” This is the phrase I’ve heard on my lips dozens of times. It’s not a sobriety mantra, but rather an admission that even in sobriety, no matter how many years have passed since I last drank alcohol or took another drug, I still am powerless over it.
The choice to pick up the tools of A.A., however—prayer and meditation among them—and use them each day has enabled me to keep myself sober for one more day.
If you are also struggling with addiction or alcoholism, know that there is hope for your life without drinking too!