They say in recovery you can’t stay sober for anyone but yourself. A lot of people feel very strongly about this. But one of the best things that ever happened for me was hearing a speaker call bullshit on that. He said, “they say you can’t stay sober for another person. I have. There have been times the only thing keeping me from a drink was knowing John was counting on me to take him to his home group tonight and if I didn’t show up he might not stay sober. And if he took a drink, HE could end up dead. “
I needed to hear it was okay to base my sobriety on someone else’s life because I wasn’t able to see the value or purpose in my own life well enough to do it for myself.
I think that’s okay. And I’m glad not letting him down was enough then to keep you going.