Daily reflections can be so helpful for keeping on track. They remind us of our goals, and they keep us accountable.
Today, I’m grateful for my sobriety. I’m grateful for all the work I’ve put in to get where I am today. I’m grateful for my sponsor and all the support I’ve received from my recovery community.
Today, I will stay sober and help someone else stay sober too. Thank you, God, for this gift of sobriety.
Daily Reflections November 30
At the personal level, anonymity provides protection for all members from identification as alcoholics, a safeguard often of special importance to newcomers. At the level of press, radio, TV, and films, anonymity stresses the equality in the Fellowship of all members by putting the brake on those who might otherwise exploit their A.A. affiliation to achieve recognition, power, or personal gain.“UNDERSTANDING ANONYMITY,” p. 5
The Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is a unique community. After all, the miracle of continuous sobriety within this movement confirms that alcohol addiction can be overcome with time and support from others in recovery who are fighting their own battles as well.
It would be harmful if outsiders thought our organization promoted itself through publicizing those famous members’ slips; they might question whether or not AAWA’s strength was real After all – what goes up must come down!
The anonymity behind alcoholism does indeed protect addicts by keeping them safe from judgment but there needs to remain some degree at least so long as we’re able to recognize when people need help without having done anything wrong yet…
There is a well-known saying in Alcoholics Anonymous that it would be harmful if the Fellowship promoted itself by publicizing, through the media of radio and TV, the sobriety of well-known public personalities who became members of A.A.
If these personalities happened to have slipped, outsiders would think our movement is not strong and they might question the veracity of the miracle of the century.
It’s important to remember that while Alcoholics Anonymous may be anonymous for its members there are many misconceptions about what we do or how we work with alcoholics (even within our own ranks).
We can help you clear up any confusion around AA meetings or programs by providing information on how to get started!