How to Find Happy Sobriety
BB Acceptance pg. 417- Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy.
12 and 12 Step One, pg 21- Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.
12 and 12 Step Twelve, pg 119- With clear understanding and right, grown-up attitudes, very happy results do follow.
Bob B., an AA speaker, talks about serenity and happiness in sobriety. This is just one of many speakers that you will find to listen to. If you haven’t listened to speaker meetings, you can find some by searching YouTube.
I bring this topic to you today because I have found myself in a place where happiness is just not there sometimes. I have sponsees that have issues with happiness in sobriety as well.
So, instead of just sitting in that funk, I have started working the steps again, VERY thoroughly, digging deep with a new online sponsor. It’s amazing how quickly my perspective has changed. It’s amazing how quickly my happiness returned, just from taking the action of rereading the Big Book and reflecting on its message. Listening to speakers also really helps my perspective on life.
If you aren’t happy in sobriety after working the steps, something is wrong. Life happens but we get to choose today how to react. You have a choice this very minute whether you smile or roll your eyes in disgust. You have a choice in an hour whether you enjoy where you are in your life or complain for whatever reason.
Choose happiness. I choose happiness today, despite the perils of this world. I hope you will join me in sharing your journey to happiness in sobriety or where you hope you to be when you complete the steps, if you haven’t done so yet.
The meeting is open to any and all shares. Smile!! ??