Daily Reflections October 23

If you’re like me, then you need to find ways to engage in self-reflection every day. It’s not always easy, but it’s important.

Today, I’d like to share some of my reflections from October 23. What went well today? What didn’t go so well? How can I improve tomorrow?

These are just a few questions that can help us reflect on our day and grow as individuals. Take a few minutes to reflect on your own day and see what you learn. Happy reflecting!

Daily Reflections October 23

“Shoemaker, stick to thy last!” . . . better do one thing supremely well than many badly. That is the central theme of this Tradition [Five]. Around it our Society gathers in unity. The very life of our Fellowship requires the preservation of this principle.


If A.A.’s survival depended upon unity, what would happen if a group decided to become an employment agency or treatment center?

Too much specialization leads inevitably to frittering of efforts and decline, but I have qualifications that could lead newcomers in sobriety with me towards recovery through our common purpose:

“to carry the message.”

My responsibility as messenger-in Shining Light Field Representative is enormous because lives are at stake when they don’t trust themselves anymore – thus ensuring safety by conforming one’s self wholly into Alcoholics Anonymous’ primary role (which also helps other members find stability).

Imagine if Alcoholics Anonymous was just one of many organizations that help people with addiction. Would it still be around?

The answer is yes, but the power to change lives would have been diluted by too much specialization and not enough focus on what A.A. does best – providing support for alcoholics who are suffering from alcoholism.

Thanks to unity in purpose, millions of recovering alcoholics can enjoy sobriety thanks to an organization that has its priorities straight!

What do you think about specialized groups versus generalist groups when it comes to helping those struggling with substance abuse?