Daily Reflections July 16

There are so many great reasons to stop drinking alcohol. You’ll be healthier, you’ll save money, and your relationships will improve.

And there’s one more way that not drinking is good for you: it can help you change your life! One of the ways this happens is because when we don’t drink alcohol, our brains start to produce an important chemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps us feel better about ourselves and about what we’re doing in life.

So if this sounds like a path worth exploring, why not give it a try?

Daily Reflections July 16

In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life. But this admission price had purchased more than we expected. It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75

It was difficult to stop trying to control my life, even though I wasn’t successful and when things got rough in life, I drank so that it would all go away.

Accepting the reality of what’s happening is a skill you learn with humility through turning your will and your life over into God’s care – as we understand Him. With everything under His watchful eye, fear or uncertainty are no longer responses for those parts of our lives which we’d rather not happen at all!

The pain from living through these times can be healed by knowing about spiritual strength that has been bestowed upon me: being able to survive them without giving up hope.”

I hope you’ve found some of these words to be helpful. It’s been the greatest joy in my life to share what has worked for me, and if any part of this writing was a blessing in your life too, then it is worth all that God has given us through His son Jesus Christ.

May He bless you with peace and happiness always!