You’ve been sober for a few months now. You don’t know how long it’ll last, but you’re happy to be feeling better than ever.
Your friends are still drinking and partying every day without any concern about what they’re doing to themselves or the people around them.
They say they will stop when you do, but they never do. It’s frustrating that these people who supposedly care about you won’t listen to your advice on how bad alcohol is for their health and happiness, so this blog post is just as much for them as it is for you!
Daily Reflections October 28
We conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any other cause.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 177
As a lifelong member of Alcoholics Anonymous, I am grateful to be surrounded by people who have been through what feels like the same experience.
It is in this Fellowship that my beliefs are not confined only to one point on an intellectual map;
They define me as human and allow for freedom of thought while maintaining firm footing against any opinion which may differ from A.A.’s purpose —for sobriety—which has never changed since its inception fifty years ago with Bill W., Dr. Bob & other early members.”
I believe that A.A.’s purpose is to promote sobriety and not some other cause or moral stance, but my beliefs are what make me human; I am free to hold any opinion on anything outside of the Fellowship’s parameters while always feeling grounded in this group.
It gives me peace knowing that even if our opinions change over time, we will still be rooted together by one common goal-to keep sober!