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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Struggling and Finding Help

"If you are struggling with something, you must make the decision to do what you don't want to do at the time. No matter what you are going through, you have to ask for help. The telephone seems to weigh 500 pounds, but you have to lift it to get the help you need."

In my home group, we begin every meeting with the serenity prayer, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." I have to remember this prayer and say it over and over again when I am struggling with life. It is important for me to realize that there are some things over which I have no control.

I know God, my higher power, has complete control. In Alcoholics Anonymous, there are others who can provide me with their experience, strength, and hope, but I have to let someone know that I am actually struggling, so I can get the help I need with the everyday problems of life. 

I thank my higher power, that I have a sponsor who wants me to call her. I am also thankful that there are many other sober women in my life who have provided me with their phone numbers. I am the one who must ask for help though. Asking for help and lifting that 500 pound phone, even when I don't want to do it, is the only way I will maintain my sobriety. 


  1. What a nice advise if you are struggling for something. Just like in the case of an alcoholic, they need constant support if they are in an outpatient alcohol treatment.

  2. Awesome post .i hope everybody will like your post


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