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Daily Reprieve

December 28, 2018 by Kayce L.


  1. Silvia c says:

    Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful image. Today I’m celebrating 30 days. It seems like such a tiny fraction but it’s huge for me. I feel so good not being caught up in the tide that I’m wondering why did I ever put myself on the line. Praying that I can be blessed with a daily reprieve one day at a time.

    • Jerry says:

      Thirty days is huge !.We all had 30 days at one point of recovery . Please don’t leave before the miracle happens !

    • Taunya Offdenkamp says:

      30 days is huge…I’m sooo proud of you. Like Jerry said, we all start out the same way and maintain it by doing one day at a time. That’s all we have..a daily reprieve and I’m sooo glad that you are here.

    • Ronald graham says:

      Starting over is playing the VICTIM
      Never give up when you start now that’s being an overcomer.

    • Kathryn Snyder says:

      Great tree picture telling a story for me. I was dead on the inside when I showed up at my first AA meeting 41 years ago. Little by little with the help of the 12 steps, the meetings and the selfless people who guided me to a fulfilling life I am still sober. My Higher Power has taught me gratitude and what I need to do each day to stay sober and help other alcoholics who are suffering.
      My life has been very challenging at times but I never felt like picking up a drink to ease the pain. I know where my good life has come from. So, i keep on keeping on and keep watering that little tree with AA.

    • Matt M says:

      It works if we work it!
      Enjoy the blessing.

  2. Gayle says:

    So grateful that we have a daily reprieve. Keep it Simple. Just don’t drink or use today. My brother smoked pot after 21 years & 11 months of being clean & sober. He wants to get clean again but not planning on counting time. He would have 22 years tomorrow. Not sure about the when either. I can’t say my base is shaken but I am affected. He came after me at 6 years to join him & I did. I’m glad I did. There are two lines in the big book that say “ Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house. “ p.98

  3. Silvia c says:

    Thank you so much
    38 days today and it feels like such a miracle. I have tried and failed so many times before never having the grace of more than one or two days. Deeply grateful for 38 days in a row and it feels like this time thatbpduchic change is really taking hold- a spiritual awakening a tiny day at a time. Thanks for the wonderful fellowship.

    • Jerry says:

      The physic change the Big book refers to is simply a Personality change. When we keep things simple and not over complicate recovery it much easier to get a hold of it . any one day sober is great , this program works one day at a time . Focus on today and chances are your day count will reach new lengths and blow your mind . It takes a while but recovery does become fun if we let it

      • Lori says:

        The psychic change for me was becoming the person God wants me to be. Not so much a change but more like “reality”. I can’t be myself if I’m drunk.

  4. Silvia c says:

    Meant to say the psychic change the big book talks about is finally happening. Very grateful.

  5. Les Kahler says:

    I’ve been sober since July 30, 1981 and am grateful for the program and the fellowship! Daily reprieve is the only way!

  6. Joe says:

    Almost 5 years of being sober, and still so much work to be done. Finally starting to see that sobriety is so much more than not drinking. Feeling thankful for the journey!

  7. Alice says:

    I’ve been reminded I have a daily reprieve if I’m doing my part.
    When I was newly sober I expected the sober fairy to come down and fix everything. Guess my surprise and madness when I realized the work came from me. The help came from the different people here in the program. I am extremely grateful to be sober and have a tool kit available to me. This part of my sober life has been the hardest yet. I’m not doing this alone or with just God. My family, friends in and out of AA, people at my son’s church, have all been traveling this road with me. I not only have a daily reprieve I don’t have to do this alone. God is great!!!

  8. Tom says:

    Thirty days was a “best birthday ” for me as people I didn’t know we’re routing for me and I had been so lonesome for sooooo long.

  9. Matt says:

    Celebrating Today is huge.

  10. Rob says:

    At five years and three months, I heard this morning at my home group meeting that phrase so often repeated, “Daily Reprive,” but, as usual, it barely grazed my consciousness. Then, later this afternoon, I read the above posts; and, suddenly, the depth and practical insight of this simple, powerful truth lit up inside me. It so sharpens the program’s suggestion to live the sober life “one day at a time.” Thank you all for waking my sobriety up today!

  11. Gordon Mills says:

    35 yrs now. It really works but remember “if the mountain was smooth we would never climb it”

  12. Dave says:

    Is this site still working?

  13. Jim K says:

    Contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. I am blessed to have found this spiritually based program of action.

  14. SprDave says:

    Is this site still working?

  15. Gayle says:

    Congratulations Thomas!!! Nine years of being sober is AWESOME! Keep Going!!

  16. Jeffrey U says:

    Today is the day before my 9 year anniversary. I get goofy before another sobriety birthdate. It’s hard to explain but when i look back at my journey i can see how this has always effected me. Due to COVID-19 and these very troubled times, this date seemed even more hard to abstain then day one. Not being able to share with my group has its drawbacks. I know the hand of AA has always been there and i want others to get the gift that was freely given to me. So here is all the people that have one day this is for you!

  17. Mark says:

    9yrs 11 months my life has changed for the better, Thank God my higher

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