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A Daily Reprieve

What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85

Maintaining my spiritual condition is like working out every day, planning for the marathon, swimming laps, jogging. It’s staying in good shape spiritually, and that requires prayer and meditation. The single most important way for me to improve my conscious contact with a Higher Power is to pray and meditate. I am as powerless over alcohol as I am to turn back the waves of the sea; no human force had the power to overcome my alcoholism. Now I am able to breathe the air of joy, happiness and wisdom. I have the power to love and react to events around me with the eyes of a faith in things that are not readily apparent. My daily reprieve means that, no matter how difficult or painful things appear today, I can draw on the power of the program to stay liberated from my cunning, baffling and powerful illness…

© Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

A day of celebration, a day of perspective – 7 years sober!

God has done for me what I could not have done for myself. I’m privileged and proud to say I’ve had 7 years of sobriety today. That’s 2,555 daily miracles! It’s hard to believe that 7 years ago I hit my bottom with my drinking career. I took my last…

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“I’m an Alcoholic” – A declaration

Term: Declaration – The act of making an official statement about something Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today, and make the effort to change your life. Be proud of yourself for not drinking, or taking a drug today. You are changing your life! You are…

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A Shower of Gratefulness – This is How I want to Feel!

Today I can say I’m grateful! I’m grateful I didn’t wake up yesterday hung over from having been drinking on St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I would have loved to have a few beers, or ten. Or, until I would cause more unsolicited pain in my life by…

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“Where are you Dad?”

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” I can’t count how many times I’ve said this prayer from my first day of sobriety up until now. It’s gotten me through some…

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Three and Half Hours Left to Be Frustrated

Hello! It’s important that I recognize you for taking the time and effort to come to my blog to learn more about my journey with the disease of alcoholism. Thank you for being here with me today! This could be the first post you’re reading, or could be your third.…

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“Do You Have Your Pants on Yet?” – My first AA meeting

Hello, First, I want to congratulate you again on taking another “action” to do something different than using alcohol or drugs! I’m glad you’re here with me today to read about what it was like for me to attend my first ever AA meeting. I’ve told myself that I need…

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