The first day of the rest of my life. The beginning. I woke up today with a plan – one that is better than any I’ve had before because it’s not just about me.
Today, for the first time in what feels like forever, I’m going to make myself proud and do something good for someone else who needs help getting clean too.
And then tomorrow, and then next week – every day after this will be another chance at redemption, another opportunity to start over again on the right foot without all the baggage weighing me down.
Daily Reflections March 28
Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 563
Prior to A.A., I often felt like an outsider in society; usually they had more or less money than me and my point of view didn’t mesh with theirs at all times which only reinforced how phony some self-righteous people can be towards other alcoholics trying their best just as much if not more so then them selves.
After joining this program though, it was a lifechanging experience for myself because no member here is better than any other one.
Whether you drink too much sometimes but don’t have any issues whatsoever simply because you choose not to join Alcoholics Anonymous!
I’ve found my way of life in A.A., and now, no member is better than any other.
Whether they have more or less money, their points of view may not jibe with mine at all times; but we are alcoholics striving for sobriety together.
Join me today as I share how you can find your way too by joining Alcoholics Anonymous!