In the past I tried staying sober, but I could never see past my ego. I also never surrendered to my addiction by admitting defeat. I told myself that I could control my drinking.
My drinking controlled me.
The first time I went to a meeting, I knew my life wouldn’t be the same. I surrendered to my helplessness over alcohol & other drugs. What brings each of us to that meeting is unique & different. But what makes us stay was the message of Recovery.
I had to admit defeat.
That first step for me was hard. Recognition of my limits, gives me a solid foundation to build off of. I stay sober, I stay humble, I surrender daily, and I continue to grow.
Gratitude of the day: I am thankful for my Higher Power, helping me surrender daily.
Action of the day: Today I will share with a close friend what life was like before, how far I’ve come since admitting defeat.