Gratitude List 31/12/2018
I am very grateful for 2018. How my life has changed has been miraculous. It’s the first full year I have been in recovery and God willing not the last. I have become more accepting of my past, more appreciative of my present and more hopeful of my future. I have spent more time with a smile on my face and peace in my mind than I can ever remember. My relationships have evolved in strength and love. I am a better partner, a better father, a better son, a better brother, a better friend, a better colleague and a better fellow. I am not perfect and never will be, but as I have expressed before that means there is no limit to my progression.
To put it simply I am learning how to love life and love myself too. I can say with a degree of certainty that none of this would have been possible had it not been for certain things.
Today I am grateful for the existence of fellowships and for the people who started them all off. I can’t imagine my life without them.
For every single person who has attended and shared with honesty, open-mindedness and willingness. For those who have told my story.
Unity Step 5. I needed to hear a strong message and I have still needed to hear that message throughout the year. This message quite simply saved my life. One of my purposes in life is to share the same strong message.
To those who have done service. Without these people who give their time and effort I would have nowhere to go, no-one to share with and no-one to relate to. I would be on my own.
My sponsor continues to be there for me 24/7. His wisdom and guidance has saved me from my self many many times. He is one of my greater powers and a true friend for life.
Not forgetting my sponsors who have taught me more than they can imagine. Passing on what was freely given to me has been a huge part of my recovery. I hope I do the program justice and hope to pass it on to as many people as possible.
To my God. My connection through action and faith has grown in strength. A true blessing and probably the most important thing I have gained in recovery. I never feel lonely even when I am alone and as a bonus I feel more connected with and closer to my mum.
For my now fiancee for supporting me and showing me a great deal of understanding throughout the year. I would have struggled without it.
A special mention to AA and their introduction of the of the 12 Step Recovery Program. This program is a working miracle and it is working for me. Quite simply, a new design for life. A beautiful life worth living.
Happy New Year everyone