todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
to look back and see how different my life is today than it was 2786 days ago, when I stopped drinking. I know a new freedom and happiness. I certainly don't regret the past and often refer to it. I know what true serenity is versus the laid-back feeling of being stoned and drunk. I know that my experiences (during and after drinking) can benefit others when I relate them with honesty and humility. I never feel useless and don't feel self-pity as often as I used to. I am less selfish and have a keen interest in my friends' lives. My whole attitude about life has changed and I see life through different eyes. I no longer have a fear of people. I sometimes do have negative thoughts about my finances, but not really a serious fear. I'm better at handling some situations that used to confuse me but I still need to ask for guidance from others - often. Certainly, my HP looks after me and helps when I can't do something for myself.
But I know that I absolutely must participate in my life.
The spiritual life is not a theory. I have to live it!
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe