When you’re an alcoholic, every day is a challenge. But on September 30, it’s especially tough. It’s the anniversary of your last drink.
And even though you’ve been sober for years now, that day still haunts you. The memories of all the terrible things you did while drunk are fresh in your mind, and they make it hard to stay strong.
But you do anyway. You push through and remind yourself that tomorrow is a new day. And that’s when the real fight begins.
Daily Reflections September 30
The circle stands for the whole world of A.A., and the triangle stands for A.A.’s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. Within our wonderful new world, we have found freedom from our fatal obsession. A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 139
When I first got involved with Alcoholics Anonymous, the logo of our society was very appropriate for what we were about.
First there is this circle made up of love and service which has an equilateral triangle inside it-representing Recovery through the Twelve Steps.
Then on either side are two more triangles: one vertical representing Unity; another horizontal denoting Service (both sides being equal).
The three parts make up your personality as you grow in A.A., like how these different aspects could be seen at once when looking into myself after many years sober–I am simply a whole person rather than just some parts stuck together without regard to their individual needs or desires!
To me, the A.A. logo symbolizes our journey of recovery as it begins with a circle and then progresses into two triangles that represent unity and service respectively.
In order to be successful in this life-long process we need all three aspects of ourselves working together for balance – physical health, emotional sanity, spirituality.
These are important because they allow us to live emotionally healthy lives while maintaining a connection with our higher power which will ultimately lead us back home to God’s love where there is no fear or pain but only joy!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my experience recovering from addiction through Alcoholics Anonymous.”