March 13, 2005

The Bonds of Sobriety

Many times in my alcoholic state, I drank to establish a bond between myself and others, but I succeeded only in establishing the bond of alcoholic loneliness.

Through the AA way of life, I have received the gift of bonding -- with those who were there before me, with those who are there now, and with those yet to come.

For this gracious gift from God, I am forever grateful.

c. 1990 AAWS, Daily Reflections, p. 246
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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