Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we are given a great opportunity to be reminded of what we are thankful for. Being grateful is sometimes hard to do when life doesn't go the way we want it to, but we know that we are powerless over many things.

Today, let's be grateful for our recovery because with that we wouldn't haven't all the other good things in our lives. From our recovery stems our relationships with family and friends that we are grateful for. From our recovery stems our careers that we are grateful for. From our recovery stems who we truly are that we are extremely grateful for. So today, take a look at how blessed you are. It's a miracle that we've become who we are today!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Service To Others

When we were using we could not be of service to others because we couldn't even manage our own lives. One of the many gifts of sobriety and recovery is that we can help others. With a clear mind we are able to offer ourselves to others who need it. We are so fortunate to be able to give to others. We are able to really epitomize selflessness rather than selfishness like in our past.

Today let's do something nice for someone or lend a hand! It's a gift we've been given through our recovery, now let's pass it on.

November 18-Daily Gratitude
I am grateful to be of service to others.
Today I will attempt to offer my service in all situations where it can help others.
I pray that I develop a spirit of service to others.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A New Beginning

Every day we are granted a new beginning. A chance to start a new, a chance to do the next right thing, a chance to make a difference in the lives of others. The only reason we have been given these opportunities is because we are sober and working a program.

There is no way we would be where we are if it weren't for the rooms of A.A./N.A., the 12 Steps, our sponsor, our support group, our higher power. So today, try to do something better, whether it's for you or for someone else, make a positive step in your life. Tomorrow you can do it all over again! This is a gift that we are grateful for.

November 9-Daily Gratitude
I am grateful for all the new beginnings in my life. Today I will identify the new beginnings before me. I pray that I recognize the opportunity for new beginnings in life.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Feeling the Pain

Feeling pain for the first time in recovery is one of the hardest things we ever have to face. We don't know true pain until we go through it with a clear mind. It hurts so much when we are going through it but somehow as we work through it, it gets better. At the time, we feel like it will never get better but one day you cry a little less, you are not so angry, you laugh, you smile, you open up again.

This is the true gift of sobriety. Today we can feel our way through life and come out stronger on the other side. Today we can be grateful for our clear minds and our clear hearts. What progress we have made!!