September 3 marks the start of a new month – a chance to reflect on your sobriety journey and think about how you can make positive changes for better health, both physical and mental.
As an alcoholic, it’s important to take time each day to check in with yourself and your progress. This reflection is especially beneficial if you’re facing difficult challenges that threaten your recovery.
Using today as an opportunity for contemplation will help keep you focused on fostering resilience by harnessing the power of self-care and mindfulness practices.
Let’s use these moments at the beginning of September 3rd to pause, look inward, identify areas of growth or deterioration, practice gratitude, forgive yourself if necessary – then move forward inspired toward successful long-term sobriety.
Daily Reflections September 3
We feel a man is unthinking when he says sobriety is enough.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 82
As a recovering alcoholic, starting each day anew can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Every 24 hours represents an opportunity for growth and transformation—for learning from the struggles of yesterday and setting new intentions for yourself today.
On this September 3rd, it’s time to remember what’s important in life: being kind to yourself. Take this day as another reminder that you are entitled to treat your mind, body, and soul with compassion and respect.
Reflect on how far you’ve come in your recovery journey so far while also committing to the progress made in each new moment throughout the day. Here is to continued sobriety!
Step Nine is an incredible invitation to delve deeper into my recovery, not only for myself, but for those around me as well. I need to remember the desperation I felt before sobriety, appreciating how blessed I am and willing to do what it takes to ensure that others have access to the same gift.
Through this practice of self-reflection and understanding, I acknowledge my role in passing on the miracle of sobriety. In doing so, a spiritual transformation will take place as God allows me to be available—not only for myself—but for those who seek his life-saving grace and support.
Whether it’s through direct action or prayerful mediation, may I always recognize the opportunity He has given and accept it with joy and gratitude.