I hope this blog is a helpful resource for you in your recovery process.
I know how difficult it can be to find the motivation to stay sober, but I also know that people like you are capable of doing anything they put their minds too.
Daily Reflections July 15
For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, prestige, and romance. When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion. Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted.
In all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of humility. We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 71
As I approached the Seventh Step time and again, only to fall back and regroup – something was missing. It wasn’t until then that it dawned on me what had been missing all along: Humbleness.
As a word ignored by many in Alcoholics Anonymous’, this core principle is essential for any recovery program member or potential AA’er to understand because without humility there can be no change- so with this knowledge at hand I eliminated pride from my life as best I could through working the steps of AA daily over several months before finally achieving sobriety after years of addiction.
I want to share my story with you because it’s not just mine anymore- and if there is one thing that Alcoholics Anonymous has taught me, it’s this: we are only as sick or sober as the people around us. If your friends are drinking alcohol every day, get them into AA so they can stay clean for themselves and their loved ones!