Tuesday, 12 December 2017

KEEP IT SIMPLE #essentialsofrecovery

God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.

~ James M. Barrie 

Do you remember what it was like to not have sobriety? Remember the shame? Remember the loneliness? Remember lying and wishing you could stop? Remember the powerlessness?

Do you remember, also, how it felt when you began to believe you had an illness? Your shame was lifted. Remember what it was like to look around at your meeting and know you belonged? Your loneliness was lifted. Remember when you family started to trust you again? Your dishonesty had been lifted.

Sobriety gives us many roses. Our memory will help to keep them fresh.

Prayer for the Day:

Higher Power, never let me forget what it was like. Why? Because I’m only one drink or pill away from losing You.

Action for the Day:

I’ll find a friend I trust. I’ll tell that person what my life was like before sobriety. I’ll also talk about how I got sober.

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