We say that we practice life one day at a time. Part of the reason for this is that new issues are going to arise every single day. Yes it’s true that yesterday we worked our program diligently and that work helped keep us physically and emotionally sober. The problem is that we need to have our batteries recharged every day. The work we did yesterday helps, but within a short period of time, it’s benefits dissipate. The only way we can jump start our program is to do work on a daily basis. Probably one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to make as many meetings as possible each week. Every time we go to a meeting, that program voltage meter gets activated. If we are having a particularly challenging day, all of the inspiration and wisdom from those meetings can be drawn upon. However, when we have neglected going to meetings, our program battery has been drained. When that happens, we begin to make decisions that are impulsive, reckless and sometimes even dangerous. Before we know it, we are acting like a dry drunk. The path to picking up suddenly seems a lot closer than we thought. When that happens, get back to your meetings.
Personal Reflection: Am I making enough meetings?