March 17 is a special day for alcoholics. It’s the day we commemorate our sobriety, and it’s a day to be grateful for all the progress we’ve made.
Today, I am grateful for my sober days, and I’m committed to keeping up the good work. Sobriety isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it. I know that if I stay sober, I can accomplish anything.
Today is a reminder of that fact, and I’m thankful for it. Keep fighting the good fight, addicts! You can do this!
Daily Reflections March 17
. . . out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does “move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.”TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 105
In a time of desperation, I finally found help. My baby became critically ill and doctors were unable to save him–the only thing that could possibly make this worse is if you let it get into your head too much!
But then A few Days ago something clicked for me: AA was all about taking care of yourself first before helping others; but even more than just doing what’s best by ourselves, there’s no point in living a good life without somebody who loves us returning the favor-my wholehearted belief has changed everything because now when things look their bleakest -I remember those words from page one.”
It’s one thing to lose everything and it be the first time you’ve ever experienced such an event, but to have lived through other devastating losses and not learn from them is another.
I would urge anyone reading this who has lost their career or family or health, whether by addiction or disease, to take a look at what they’re doing–and why.
For those of us in recovery, we can’t do anything without help; for those still suffering with alcohol use disorder (or any other addiction), there are many options available that may provide relief.
My hope is that my story will inspire others struggling with similar challenges as mine because change needs only happen once before it becomes permanent…for life!