May 1, 2016 – Step by Step

Step by Step
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Today, not as an alcoholic working to avoid a relapse but as a soberholic embracing the addictive habit of recovery, I will laugh. I can now find the tragic irony of all I have wasted and lost only to be led to this point when I no longer have to drink – because sobriety has replaced my addiction to alcohol. I can laugh for the relief that I now think in terms of wanting sobriety more than fighting an urge or temptation to drink because, now, I don’t need the drink or high. I can laugh at myself for realizing I have made my journey away from chronic intoxication so needlessly complicated because I overlooked a simple and basic truth: I want sobriety more than drinking. With that, I can work the steps with less fear, less hesitation, a higher self-esteem – and the hope and faith that my sobriety has progressed to where I need to be: in recovery. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2016

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