You have a choice everyday.
Getting Monday started off right with an 830 am meeting is a great way to start the day. Now for some work, refueling with an afternoon meeting, and more work. Love having a choice and choosing to be productive and positive! How did you start your day?
Meetings are very important for my recovery and I am writing this post as I await my transportation to a meeting at noon. I am excited to hear what others have to share and hope I can contribute my thoughts and help another if they are struggling today.
AA exists for a reason and the primary objective is to help ourselves and other alcoholics stay sober. I believe somewhere in the world there is a person I have never met who will here my story of hope and choose not to give up on themselves and sobriety because I chose not to. I will never need to know if I helped another with my actions or words and that is not why I share.
I attend meetings to learn from those who have stood where I stand now, those who have experience and suggestions as to what worked for them and what did not work for them. I share to help myself maintain honesty within my program and I share because listening to others always help me learn more about myself and my addiction.
AA is a program of hope for me and hope is a choice we make everyday. If hope is the one thing greater than Fear and Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real, then I choose for hope. Hope to me is a simple as this: Having Optimistic Perspectives Everyday. Hope is not something another person can give to me, it is not a treasure to find under a rock, nor is it a mythical and magical thing. I choose to have hope today and take steps with optimism or I choose not to. How do you define hope for yourself? Do you live in your recovery with optimism or do you struggle with choosing hope?