Are you feeling discouraged or unsure of your journey towards recovery? You’re not alone. Many alcoholics struggle with their addiction and its effects on their lives, but the good news is that there’s help available to you.
Today’s reflection is a reminder that every day can bring a fresh opportunity for healing — no matter how long it takes, or how many setbacks we experience, there is always room for continued growth and consistency in our recovery process.
Through careful reflection of these small moments and big steps taken, we can renew ourselves daily as part of our overall journey towards achieving lasting sobriety.
Daily Reflections September 25
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job – wife or no wife – we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 98
With sobriety and A.A., I can look back on all the excuses and lies that kept me from finding a better life – like thinking things would be alright after one drink, running away from my problems instead of facing them… Instead today is no longer about making up for lost time, but cherishing every moment in it’s entirety.
Asking myself if anything will ever come before devotion to God & sobriety keeps me mindful of what truly matters most when living an enriching sober life – which feels rewarding each day!
Each day I have to be honest with myself and know that if I take the first drink, everything else will be taken away from me. Sobriety is difficult, but manageable with the help of my higher power and attending A.A. meetings regularly.
As I continue down this path of recovery and reflect daily on why I must maintain sobriety, I remind myself that it is worth every minute of effort and strength it takes as a result of the joys in life that it brings – relationships, friendship, meaningful work, a better physical health, peace of mind – all here waiting to be had when nothing else is placed before my sobriety.
May we all remember today why recovery comes first; this journey has no limits and our individual stories are just beginning!