Exactly what I needed today:
“Do not be discouraged. Few experiences are of less value to me than fast sobriety. Too many times discouragement has been the bonus for unrealistic expectations, not to mention self-pity or fatigue from my wanting to change the world by the weekend.
Fatigue is a big one for me this 2nd time around and 15 days into sobriety. I am physically spent, however I am pushing myself in all areas and it is definitely affecting my health.
Last year I had six months sober – AA fatigue and unrealistic expectations and self-pity allowed me the excuses to go back to drinking – with a vengeance.
So I know I am at risk this early on in my journey.
“Having come to believe that I keep what I share, every time I encourage, I receive courage. It is with others that, with the grace of God /HP and the Fellowship of AA (and others), I trudge the road of happy destiny”.
Key words for me:
This week has been physically challenging and of great discomfort, however the flip side is the mentally and spiritually I have been feeling great love, receiving great love and am reaching out, and reached out to, by many people. People that I had never imagined I would be speaking with, learning from and sharing love and honesty. This has been my lesson this week – clear mind, healthy heart and the world is my oyster. But only as long as I give what I receive.