A member of the fellowship was recently sharing at a meeting. He spoke about his life before he entered the program. When he was active, he never woke up early enough to see a sunrise. After a night of drinking and drugging, he would stumble home in the wee hours of the morning and fall into bed. Sometimes he wouldn’t even make it into his bed and would collapse on his front lawn. When he finally did get up, the last thing he wanted to see was the sunlight. He often had a splitting headache and a hangover due to his actions of the previous night.
In sobriety, he now likes to get up with the rising of the sun. Each time he does so, it serves as a reminder as to where he came from and where he is now. For him, sunrise is the most beautiful moment of his day. When the sun rises, he feels more connected to his Higher Power than at any other time during the day. He is often awestruck by its magnitude and power. While he was using, he sought after many different diversions to bring him happiness. In sobriety, his daily sunrise surpasses them all.
Daily Reflection: When was the last time I watched a sunrise?