If you’re an alcoholic, then you know that one day at a time is the key to staying sober. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing daily reflections for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) members for the month of May.
We hope that these reflections will help keep you focused on your sobriety and inspire you to stay strong in your recovery.
So, whether you’re a seasoned AA member or just starting out, be sure to bookmark this page and come back each day for some fresh inspiration!
Daily Reflections May 30
The more A.A. sticks to its primary purpose, the greater will be its helpful influence everywhere.A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 109
It is with gratitude that I reflect on the early days of our Fellowship and those wise, loving foresteppers who proclaimed “we should not be diverted from our primary purpose: carrying this message to Alcoholics.”
These were people in recovery themselves – they had been there. The need for help wasn’t just a theory; it hit their own lives too hard at times!
And yet these selfless advocates kept talking about something called ‘alcoholism’ or ‘addiction,’ even when protestors objected strenuously (and sometimes violently).
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story and provide some insight into what it was like in those early days of A.A. when it was so easy to lose sight of our Fellowship’s primary purpose, which is helping others find sobriety through working with us one day at a time.
My hope is that this blog post will give you an idea about how much work went into ensuring that people suffering from alcoholism had access to help, even though there were many obstacles standing in their way.
The fellowships are still here today because we made sure not to let anything divert us from reaching out to alcoholics who need our help!