Real Change or Just Another New Years’ Resolution?

I wish I had a nickel for all the times I made myself promises, so-called New Years Resolutions but seldom did things change except for maybe a day or two, and then it was right back to drinking like I always had.  One NYE after another, the years ticked by with no change despite all my resolve. No matter what, it seems like the promises to myself to do better were, in the end, empty and toothless.  All my best intentions to do better fell by the wayside when I tried to make the change of and by myself.  It wasn’t until I was so utterly broken and on my knees did I finally realize that recovering from alcohol was beyond my power, my will–beyond me–and totally out of reach until I was able to admit that I needed a power greater than myself.  It was only then that the door to real and lasting recovery began to open slowly, little by little, just enough for me be to begin the psychic change that the Big Book talks about.  From that point on, not drinking got a little easier day by day, just one day at a time.  Today, many years later, staying plugged in to the program, surrounded by others in recovery reminds me still, I cannot do this by myself.

Instead of a dry January, why not just give up and give in for a lasting recovery toward a happy, healthier life.  It worked for me–I am no longer in trouble, plagued with legal issues or fines, I have a job, and my family has accepted me back in their lives.  These are the gifts of the program that have come over time, not as a result of a dry January or pie-in-the-sky New Years’ resolution. Instead, maybe a resolution every day to give up the fight and surrender to a higher power, today.  Start your first day of 2021 right with a NYE Gratitude meeting.

You are invited!

Topic: NYE AA Meeting
Time: Dec 31, 2020 11:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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