Making it through another day can be challenging for alcoholics, but it’s important to keep fighting.
Today is a new day, and you can make it whatever you want it to be. There’s no reason to dwell on the past – today is a new opportunity to start fresh.
Take a few minutes each day to reflect on your progress, and focus on what you want to achieve in the future. Stay positive, and keep moving forward. You can do this!
Daily Reflections January 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 am powerless over alcohol and my life does not get better when I quit drinking.
In sobriety, there are still things that make me feel stuck: the inability to pick up a drink makes it clear for me what choices do exist – ones where A.A.’s spiritual tools can help relieve some stress by relieving people from their lack of choice in whether or not they will use them (Alcoholics Anonymous).
If tomorrow came without an opportunity to take one more step with these helpful practices then where would be our need?
I’ve come to realize that my powerlessness over alcohol does not cease when I quit drinking.
In sobriety, I still have no choice—I can’t drink. The choice I do have is to pick up and use the “kit of spiritual tools” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 25).
When I do that, my Higher Power relieves me of my lack of choice—and keeps me sober one more day.
If you are struggling with addiction or alcoholism today, don’t wait another minute before picking up your own “tool kit for living.”
You deserve a life without drugs or alcohol in it!