Morning Person

1 min read
0
Before OA, mornings were a chore. When my alarm went off, I wanted nothing more than to pull the covers over my head and yell “Not fair!” at a God I thought was cruel and punishing. My overeating, my bingeing the night before, had taken its toll. Once again, I was not ready to function. Finding OA and working the Steps shifted my spirit and changed my mind. I took Step One to heart: I am powerless over mornings—but I’m not powerless over the choice of abstinence. When the shift of spirit occurred, I realized God’s grace had blessed me.

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • A Team Effort

    I presently attend a weekly meeting led by a woman who is half my age and who inspires me.…
  • Let God

    The AA Big Book outlines “the spiritual answer and program of action” (4th ed., p. 42), wh…
  • Stories from Others

    When I read another person’s story, a personal share, it reminds me I have a story as well…
Load More Related Articles
  • A Beautiful Journey

    Divisions create discord. Rarely does one set out to deliberately sow discord. Instead it …
  • A Team Effort

    I presently attend a weekly meeting led by a woman who is half my age and who inspires me.…
  • Service Based Blessing

    A number of years ago, my area had two intergroups with quite a bit of dissension between …
Load More By admin
  • Joy on the Job

    My family has a very strong work ethic that I inherited. However, I also had blind spots t…
  • Applying the Traditions

    This year I will celebrate my twenty-first anniversary with my large corporate employer, a…
  • Following Suggestions

    I’ve completed seven years of abstinence and recovery in OA, yet until recently had always…
Load More In How OA Changed My Life
Comments are closed.

Check Also

A Beautiful Journey

Divisions create discord. Rarely does one set out to deliberately sow discord. Instead it …