I hope you’re having a good day. I’ve been thinking about the future and how much has changed in my life since I stopped drinking alcohol.
You know, it’s funny what we think is important when we drink. Now that I don’t drink anymore, the only thing that matters to me are the people around me and those who love me unconditionally. If you want to stop drinking too, give yourself a pat on the back for making an excellent decision!
This blog post will explore some of my thoughts from this date last year as well as offer some advice on how to stay sober today.
Daily Reflections June 18
. . . if only men were granted absolute liberty, and were compelled to obey no one, they would then voluntarily associate themselves in the common interest.AS BILL SEES IT, p. 50
The freedom I feel now is something new and different. When I release the past, all of my excess baggage from it, and stop living under someone else’s control or that which has been created by alcohol, then this feeling opens up to me in a way that was never possible before.
The Steps are not so much about following commands as they are suggestions on how to find more happiness than you ever knew existed when A.A.’s fellowship comes into your life with its liberating ways!
I am not the only one who benefits from this. My growth is beneficial for others, and theirs in return will be just as great for me.
It’s about being free to serve rather than serving because it has been decreed by someone else that I should do so; we all reap what we sow!
I have been introduced into a life and fellowship of freedom. The Steps are “recommended” ways to find my new life, there are no commands or dictates in A.A.
I am free to serve from desire rather than decree.
There is the understanding that I will benefit from the growth of other members and take what they learn back to share with others on their journey in sobriety- this has helped me grow as well!