Have you ever had one of those days where everything just seems to go wrong? That was me today. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and just couldn’t seem to shake my bad mood.
Everything I tried to do went wrong, from spilling coffee on my shirt to dropping my phone in the toilet. It felt like nothing was going right.
Thankfully, I have a program that helps me stay sober, and it includes taking daily reflections. Today’s reflection was exactly what I needed to hear.
It reminded me that no matter how bad things seem at times, there is always something good happening too. Even on my worst day, there are still things to be grateful for.
Daily Reflections November 28
Through many painful experiences, we think we have arrived at what that policy ought to be. It is the opposite in many ways of usual promotional practice. We found that we had to rely upon the principle of attraction rather than of promotion.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 180-81
I am the type of person that has never been able to find happiness in my life. All I ever wanted was for someone else to love and accept me as a human being, even when everything around them told them otherwise.
After years of drinking alcohol away, any feelings inside myself except anger and self-pity eventually took their toll on not only my physical health but also mental wellbeing too – until one night where something changed within A.A.
I can’t explain how or why exactly this happened (perhaps some divine intervention) however what’s most important now are these few words: “We need you.”
I am grateful for my sobriety. To any alcoholic who still suffers, I offer the attraction of A.A., which is our fellowship’s public relations principle.
It is by this attraction that I can best reach another alcoholic and help them find their path to recovery too.