This blog post is for those of us who are alcoholics and we need to share our daily reflections. It will be a place where we can get encouragement, advice, and support.
This week my thoughts were about how I was feeling stuck in the same bad pattern with drinking. I needed to talk it out with an old friend because she knows me well enough and understands what I am going through.
We talked about how being honest with myself has helped me avoid getting wrapped up in things that would lead me down a path of destruction again like it did before. If you’re struggling too then know you’re not alone or unheard!
Daily Reflections July 31
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 125
The power of this prayer is overwhelming in that its simple beauty parallels the A.A. Fellowship, and there are times when I get stuck while reciting it but if I examine the section which is troubling me, then I find an answer to my problem; first time this happened was scary but now a valuable tool for clarity – by accepting life as it is: serenity gained!
By taking action: courage obtained and thank God for ability to distinguish between those situations where can work on versus those ones we must turn over because all that have now (our lives) ia gift from god- so take care one’s self with useful actions or else lose our contentment.
Fellowship always available here at AA meeting.
I’m not sure if this is the right time for you to join AA or a recovery group, but it is important to know that there are many resources available in your community. One of them may be just what you need.
If you do decide on AA as an option, I hope this post has helped clarify some misconceptions about the program and its benefits.
It can be hard work at first, but stick with it!
You will find yourself free from addiction soon enough – and more importantly happy again.”