todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for a good attitude
that I never have to hit another alcoholic bottom; one was plenty!
for the honor of working closely, one-on-one, with 4 recovering alkies on a weekly basis
that a former sponsee is getting ready to celebrate 5 years of continuous sobriety; I am so happy for him!
that when I briefly became sick over the weekend, I took care of myself and limited my activities; it worked.
We may not always be aware of it, but we all create and repeat affirmations constantly. The problem is, we typically don't pay attention to exactly what those affirmations are saying. Often we go through the day giving ourselves all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages. We may project confidence to the world around us, while our inner dialogue says... I hope this works. I am so nervous about this. I hope I don't blow it. Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies. If we say, This is never going to work... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf