When I wake up in the morning, I always have a moment where I think “oh yeah, today is June 2nd.” The first thing that comes to my mind is how much time has passed since last year.
Today marks one year of sobriety for me and it feels great to be able to say that. It’s so easy to forget about all the little important days when you are an alcoholic because they come and go without any notice.
But this day makes me feel proud because it means 365 days ago I was out drinking with friends while today, just like every other day in recovery, I woke up sober.
One year may not seem like a long time but each day becomes more precious than ever before.
Daily Reflections June 2
Here are the steps we took. . . .ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 59
The first step is to admit that we are powerless over alcohol. The second point makes it clear for us what will happen if we don’t stop drinking: “Alcohol gives a false sense of confidence and courage which quickly fades away.”
It’s not enough just to say these words; they have power in them because I did take that steps-and sobriety was the result!
These simple phrases urge me on when all seems lost, giving new meaning as each day passes by with its unique challenges waiting at every turn along this mountain path called life where one wrong decision could send you tumbling down into darkness without hope or help from anyone else but yourself.
The Twelve Steps are a powerful tool for those who have been struggling with addiction. For many, the simple directness of these words can be life-changing and liberating from their pain.
These steps provide hope as they give you permission to find your own way out of addiction – one that is unique to each person regardless of whether it has been trodden by others before or not.
Have you found this path yet? Let’s talk about how we might help you do so!