I remember as a kid we used to play all sorts of a games that had disaster scenarios. We might be marooned on an island. We might be stuck under an avalanche. We might be crashing on a plane. Whatever it was that we dreamed up, someone would grab an imaginary microphone and start calling out “Mayday! Mayday!”
As I write this it is May 1st. Literally May Day.
In recovery, it doesn’t really matter what the calendar says, we always have a path for rescue. We can always call out to our sponsor or accountability partners and get help. They key is to not be afraid or too proud to reach out. When we were kids there was no shame in screaming Mayday or SOS. It was almost a badge of honor to be the one with that very important job.
I don’t know where you are today, but give it a try on May Day. Reach out and…