I got sober in December 2014 and, right from the beginning, I was comforted by what the Promises offered. I have clung to those and listened to shares about the Promises coming true. Over the past 18 months I’ve seen it, felt it, and experienced it personally.
I was at a meeting recently, and there was a lot of sharing around the 9th Step Promises. As I was listening, I had a bit of an epiphany regarding this line: “we will be amazed before we are half way through.”
I started to question what this meant and why no one has ever explained to me what exactly this means. So I started thinking about this — before we are halfway through … halfway through with what? The Steps, the traditions, the BB, or our amends? Could it be something else, something bigger than that?
I decided it wasn’t really defined because it’s something that’s personal to you. It could be a struggle you’re going through, a personal tragedy, a conversation/argument, an illness … the list of possibilities is endless. I have been in the middle of my day and realized I was halfway through it or frustrated with something going on and relying on the hope that it’s almost complete.
Have you ever thought about this? For this week’s topic, I would love to hear how being “halfway through” relates to you and your sobriety.