“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
I was talking to my partner the other day and mentioned how this pandemic would be the ideal excuse for me to go out and drink, and stay drunk. Today, and every day, my sobriety has to be the number one priority on a daily basis, no matter what is happening in the world-at-large, and especially when living life requires some extra diligence as it does now. One thing I have learned from this program is that I do not have to drink if I don’t want to. I can always find a meeting even now; I can talk to someone in recovery; I can call the hotline–whatever it takes. The question I continually ask of myself is: “I was willing to go to any lengths to drink, am I willing to do the same to stay sober?” It’s a simple idea but easy to forget. Thank my Higher Power and the Fellowship, my answer is “yes, I will go to any lengths.”
These past two weeks has been a learning opportunity in what it means to carry the message virtually. I know it has been a little bumpy for everyone, but we continue to take inventory, find what works and implement an action. I think I can speak for District 3AA and groups in our District when I say, “we try to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs,” come what may.
I sincerely appreciate people who have given positive feedback, been supportive and put forth constructive suggestions. We are listening and working hard for the recovery community. Stay tuned to District 3AA Online, it may be changing, but one thing doesn’t, we are Still Carrying the Message.