I’ve always liked acronyms. Starting in 3rd grade with R.O.Y. G. B.I.V. and through college and work, and beyond (DNA, RNA, GPS, GNSS, MIA, ETA, AWOL…). So, when I came into recovery I took to using acronyms like a fish to water. We all know that recovery is full of them, but I remember the moment that I understood just how important they can be.
I was with my first AA sponsor, Robin. She had this little frog on the dashboard of her car. I never mentioned it because I assumed she just had a thing for frogs. Continue reading Recovery Acronyms
Daily Sobriety Renewal Checklist*
These questions are shared between recovery partners at the beginning of the day.
Are you willing to admit you are powerless over lust and sexual acting out/food/alcohol/drug of choice just for today?
Do you desire sobriety for the next 24 hours: freedom from obsession and acting out, freedom from fear, resentment, shame, and isolation?
Are you willing to do whatever is necessary to protect this desire?
And, just for today, are you willing, with me, to hand over your will and the care of your life to God?
Did anything happen in the last 24 hours that we need to bring into the open?
Are you aware of anything in your plans for the next 24 hours of which you might become ashamed? Any danger zones, slippery spots on the horizon we should bring to the light?
Close by exchanging at least one gratitude.
* Taken from the SA newsletter: The Essay