The thought of drinking can make me feel sick, but I am grateful for the way sobriety has changed my life. In the past, alcohol made me forget about everything going on in my life and helped me to cope with stress.
Now that I am sober, however, I have learned how to deal with tough emotions without a drink. Sobriety also helps me be a better parent and caretaker because it’s easier for me to focus on what is truly important in my life when I’m not drunk or hung over from drinking too much.
I love being sober and don’t ever want to return back to the days when alcohol ruled every aspect of my life!
Daily Reflections March 7
Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock and have the door ever so slightly open, we find that we can always open it some more.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 35
The willingness to give up my pride and self-will is what has allowed me the best results when solving all of today’s problems.
Even just a little bit can be enough for God’s will, if it really means something inside us; we need not fear any obstacle or pain because everything would then work out in His plan!
All our worries won’t stand a chance with this key chained around your neck – trust Him completely from now on.”
We all have our own perspective and story. But we can always find a way to relate, learn from each other, and grow together in the process of exploring new ideas and perspectives.
I’ve found that by allowing God into my life more deeply through prayer and meditation, I am able to live with less fear than before because I know He is there for me no matter what happens.
This has helped me become serene where once I was anxious about things going wrong or not being perfect.
And while this blog post might seem like it’s coming from someone who’s “all-in” on religion, you don’t need to be religious at all to enjoy these benefits!