As we ring in the new year, many of us reflect on the past twelve months and set resolutions for the coming one.
It’s a time to look forward and make changes in our lives for the better.
For alcoholics, this time of year can be especially challenging. We often feel guilty about our past behavior and anxious about the future. But it is important to remember that we are not alone in our struggles.
Every day, we can find strength to face our challenges by looking within ourselves and reaching out to others.
Today, let’s focus on taking positive steps towards overcoming alcoholism and creating a better life for ourselves. Let’s resolve to stay sober today-and every day-and be proud of all we have accomplished.
Daily Reflections January 2
Is sobriety all that we can expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning.AS BILL SEES IT, p. 8
It was like building a house, the first thing I did after stopping drinking for good. Everything had to be poured and now there’s this big slab where my old life used to stand – empty but full of promise as long as it remained undisturbed by time or weather (or other people).
But living on such an exposed surface wouldn’t feel right either; so in order build rooms overtop one another gradually through trial-and error until eventually making ourselves cozy yet strong enough against whatever came our way out into those expansive fields outside again–
I began practicing A.A., day by day adding more wood each week into these still fragile structures built with care and love just waiting patiently overhead…
This article has provided you with some powerful insights into how A.A.’s program can be interpreted as building a house, and the importance of practicing it regularly.
What are your thoughts on this analogy? Do you think that if we practice our program consistently enough, we will eventually build ourselves up to living in a nice home (i.e., recovering)?
Let us know!
We would love to hear from you about what this metaphor means for your own recovery journey or any other comments/thoughts/questions that come to mind after reading through this blog post.