Are you struggling to stay sober today? You are not alone. October 13, like any other day of recovery from alcoholism, can be a challenge. For those who are determined to overcome their addiction, it can also be a rewarding day full of new possibilities and opportunities for personal growth.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the thought of facing another 24 hours without alcohol, take a moment to reflect on all that has gone right before this point in your journey and remember that every single day is an accomplishment worth celebrating.
Daily Reflections October 13
Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84
Admitting that something is our fault or wrong isn’t easy for anyone, and it’s particularly challenging for recovering alcoholics who tend to be plagued by ego, fear and pride.
Thankfully though, the A.A program offers us a chance at true freedom – if we can humble ourselves enough to accept responsibility through deep self-reflection and inventorying of past actions.
By doing so not only do we better understand humility but are also then able to genuinely become more understanding towards others while progressing in life ourselves
As I reflect on this October 13th, I’m reminded it’s okay to take a closer look at the emotions involved in my decision-making process and how that can affect myself and others.
It’s definitely not easy, but I am thankful for my A.A. program to provide me with the strength and lessons to reach a deeper understanding of humility. This recognition of wrong thoughts or actions is hard, yet it is liberating when I admit the fault is mine with fearlessness and self-forgiveness.
Everybody makes mistakes, we just have to find ways to learn from them as we continue our journey of personal growth. May each of us find peace and understanding as we accept our faults and make needed changes in order improve ourselves –– one day at a time!