Daily Reflections July 27

I’m sorry that you’re reading this on a day where you are struggling. I know it’s hard to read these words when your head is spinning, and the pain in your stomach feels unbearable.

It’s so easy to lose yourself in alcohol because it numbs everything, but today is not about escaping reality.

Today is about taking back control of your life from addiction! Remember: You can’t drink like this forever, and it doesn’t take much for things to spiral out of control again.

So don’t give up yet; let us help you find a way through this difficult time!

Daily Reflections July 27

We will make every personal sacrifice necessary to insure the unity of Alcoholics Anonymous. We will do this because we have learned to love God and one another.

A.A. comes of age, p. 234

I’m a recovering alcoholic and I learned that it’s not good to be too self-supporting. It was never easy for me because my instincts were always telling me “give up on something if you want or need your way.” Giving money, time, anything really all had their own price tag attached with them.

I know from experience that giving in any situation doesn’t work out well when we are addicted to drink so the only option is to get help through rehabilitation centres like Alcoholics Anonymous.

When I first joined Alcoholics Anonymous, someone told me that we have to give it away in order for the program to work.

As I began following AA’s principles and giving freely, my love of God and others became a driving force behind all my actions.

The more time passes since joining up with this fellowship full of people striving toward sobriety together, the less self-centeredness there is inside me—I finally feel as if I can be myself without having anything holding me back or pulling at every turn trying to make sure everything goes just right.

It seems like most days now are spent smiling because something great happened … And then another person comes along who needs help today too 

I have learned that the way God wants me to live is through giving.

He has given me so much, and I want to give back freely in return. It’s not always easy but it’s worth it!

What are you doing on a regular basis for those less fortunate than you? Is there someone who needs your help right now?

There’s never been a better time to say “yes” and get involved with service work close to home or abroad—in our own communities, across borders, or even around the world.

Let us know if we can be of any assistance as you explore ways of becoming more engaged in life-changing volunteerism opportunities this year.”