I grew up in #AA
Often, you don’t realize how unique parts of your upbringing are because you don’t know anything different.
I knew my father was a recovering addict. He recovered in plain sight…in front of my eyes. He included me in the process. He did everything he possibly could to make sure I didn’t follow in his path.
Now as an adult looking back I realize how special my upbringing was. My father opened my eyes to the possibilities of life…good and bad. He shined a light on many potential hazardous paths and the ones that led to a more fulfilled life.
I am a firm believer that the 12 step program should be taught in schools. Everyone should know these steps and live by them.
One thing that I am really practicing right now is “take it 1 day at a time”
In AA they celebrate the small victories because they know that they are the hardest to win.
You get a chip after your first 24 hours of sobriety.
So today I call upon the learnings of my youth
?? take it 1 day at a time
?? The #serenityprayer
?? take responsibility
I am admittedly struggling right now. I have to focus on today…this exact moment that I am in. That is all I have to worry about.
This gives me a sense of relief. Takes pressure off.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you kicking yourself for making bad choices? Have you hurt someone as a result?
Take responsibility, know that some things are too big for us and hand it to god, ask for forgiveness from others and from yourself
One day at a time…one minute at a time
Celebrate your victory before bed tonight