Sometimes we see a person at a meeting and how they look and what they have to say just blows us away. They appear to be really living a sober life. Listening to them you can hear that they are truly happy. Their lives are immersed in the program. A higher power is turned to during the day. A 10th step review is done before they go to bed. They do service both in and outside of the rooms. You say to yourself, “I want what they have”. That is certainly an admirable sentiment. To accomplish your wish you need to take a careful look at exactly what they do. More to the point, you need to be willing to drop some of your old habits which no longer serve you. Initially you might find this to be uncomfortable or even painful. You also might experience fear about taking on new and unfamiliar behaviors. Change is often very challenging. Realize that if you want what they have, “you have to do what you never done”. To do anything less is cheating yourself from growth.
Personal Reflection: What’s one thing I’ve never done which could enrich my life?