Today is November 18th. This date holds a lot of significance for me, as it is the day I got sober. A lot has changed since then.
My life is so much better now that I’m not putting poison into my body and hurting myself and those around me. Sobriety isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.
Today, I’m grateful for my sobriety, for my new life, and for all the progress I’ve made. I hope you’ll join me in reflection on this special day.
Daily Reflections November 18
Occasionally. . . . We are seized with a rebellion so sickening that we simply won’t pray. When these things happen we should not think too ill of ourselves. We should simply resume prayer as soon as we can, doing what we know to be good for us.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 105
Sometimes I scream, stomp my feet and turn away from God. My disease tells me that if I stay angry He’ll surely give up on me
But in those moments where self-will takes over it’s as though we’ve slipped over a cliff together; hanging by one hand until our safety net urges us back into being kinder to ourselves or trying some new behavior like prayer for guidance once more!
The above passage is my safety net, in that it urges me to try some new behavior, such as being kind and patient with myself.
It assures me that my Higher Power will wait until I am willing once again to risk letting go, to land in the net, and to pray.