The New Year is well underway, and it’s natural to look back on the choices you have made during this time – some that you may regret, others that make you proud. If alcoholism has been an issue in your life, today is a great day to reflect on how far you’ve come with regaining control of your life since then.
Today marks five weeks since January 1 skipped by us, so let’s take stock in our successes and challenges for recovery thus far!
It can be difficult at times to keep up hope as we press onward towards meeting our sober goal(s), but having empathy for ourselves really helps; remember that if we are getting through each day without turning back to alcohol despite cravings or tough circumstances – even just taking one step forward in our journey counts as progress!
Daily Reflections January 27
Where other people were concerned, we had to drop the word “blame” from our speech and thought.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 47
Through acceptance of my lack of power, I came to understand how it can be a slippery slope into darkness when blaming myself for the troubles in life.
Engaging with A.A.’s Steps and Traditions has helped me to discover alternative mindsets that are aiding my journey towards recovery – rather than striving for approval from those holding positions of authority by compromising personal values, true friendships offer support and kindness as we explore new truths about ourselves together through the Twelve Steps.
Now I am able to create a meaningful life without guilt or excuses!
Creating a daily practice of reflection can be extremely powerful in fostering personal growth and recovery. Today, I feel more empowered to set a Tone for change and take meaningful steps towards it.
I am learning how to extend kindness and give grace towards myself and my fellow beings. When life’s temptations try to sway me, I will chose the path of truth and humility. As an A.A. member, I am truly blessed with true friends who love me for all that I am.
They help to remind me of the beauty found in life when we choose to open our hearts to it. And with each day that passes, I become more aware that only by accessing my powerlessness can I ever truly experience peace and joy in this lifetime!