todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for awareness of the way I've changed over the years. I can look back on my 33 years of drinking and see the progression of my disease. I see how it quickly became the most important part of every day regardless of whether I was actively drinking yet that day.
I no longer drink alcohol. Amazing.
Since I stopped drinking, the evolution of my understanding of a Higher Power still amazes me. If you knew how negative I was about spirituality and God before I came into AA, you would understand what I mean.
I've changed in that I am usually no longer afraid of people. I have trained myself to greet strangers at the AA clubhouse I attend. It's still a little scary sometime, but I tell myself that it's part of my recovery from isolation. Just do it, David.
I enjoy doing things for others. No longer am I only concerned with what I can take away from a situation, but it's important for me to leave some recovery on the table.
My temper seems to be in check. From day number one of sobriety, I almost never raise my voice any more. This is a new me!
We cannot change anything until we accept it.
- Carl Jung