You may be faced with many challenges today, so it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Today is another day for all of us in recovery, and we can use this opportunity to reflect on our journeys and share support for each other along the way.
With Alcoholics Anonymous being one of the most widely accepted forms of recovering from alcohol addiction, we’re here to help you take a moment and reflect on how far you have come since your last drink.
Daily Reflections May 4
We must be entirely honest with somebody if we expect to live long or happily in this world.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 73-74
Honesty and self-reflection have the remarkable ability to bring us closer together. When I chose to be open about my story, it opened up a world of possibilities where both myself and others could discover our true place in not only this Fellowship but also within ourselves.
This openness has taught me so much on how we can form meaningful connections with those around us, ultimately seeing God’s plan for each of us come into fruition through truthfulness and genuine willingness.
Day 4 of my reflections taught me an important lesson: Honesty is something that must be actively shared in order to promote a sense of understanding and connection within any community.
When I chose to openly share about my life story with both a newcomer as well as someone I’d been close to for some time, it not only opened me up to trust and acceptance, but also allowed me the opportunity to express who I am in an honest manner and with full integrity.
Now, I’m committed to exploring what honest and open communication can bring into my own life on a daily basis as well as within the fellowship and all its members. After all, it is through such openness which we can truly know our place in the world and feel deeply connected with each other.