todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I've always been a pretty happy person, although a bit moody. Since I stopped drinking 9 years ago, my mood changes are much less often and not as dramatic. I seem to possess an ability to let life happen without having to over-react. It's a process.
for Step 9 -- "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." After I had completed this step under the direction of my sponsor, my life changed. A weight was lifted from my shoulders, a weight I never knew was there. I shared this in a meeting recently and a person actually commented that he thought this step was totally unnecessary and in fact, insane. Of course, this person has never worked the steps with a sponsor nor ever been sober for more than a couple of months at a time. He happens to be a guest of the local court system. God bless him. LOL
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard