Purpose and Goals

Gratitude List 08/12/2018

I love having a purpose in life. Until recently I honestly don’t think I had one, I was just surviving. And with that purpose have come my goals in life. Again, something I never really had, my goals were little more than a blind and desperate hope that things will turn out ok.

My purpose and my goals have been born out of the 12 step recovery program. Therefore, it’s no surprise that my purpose in life is to pass on this miraculous, life changing program to as many people as possible. I honestly believe that every single person could benefit from doing this program, unfortunately not everyone will have the opportunity.

My goals in life are not to be rich, or even successful. But to do good and be the best person I can possibly be for the people around me – the best dad, the best son, the best partner, the best friend, the best passer-by. To love and forgive as much as I can, to appreciate as much as I can and be as happy as I can.

Just for Today

Gratitude List 07/12/2018


Just for today I am living through this day only and not tackling my whole life problem at once. I am doing something for 12 hours that would have appalled me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I am happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that: “most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Just for today I have adjusted myself to what is and not tried to adjust everything to my own desires. I too am taking this day as it comes and fitting myself to it.

Just for today I have tried to strengthen my mind. I have studied. I have learnt something useful. I have not been a mental loafer. I have read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today I have exercised my soul in three ways: I have done somebody a good turn, and didn’t get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count; I did at least two things I didn’t want to do – just for exercise; I did not show anyone that my feelings are hurt – they may have been hurt but today I did not show it.

Just for today I have been agreeable. I have looked as well as I could, dressed becomingly, talked low, acted courteously, criticised not one bit, not found fault with anything, and not tried to improve or regulate anybody but myself.

Just for today I had a programme. I may not have followed it exactly but I had it. I saved myself from two pests – hurry and indecision.

Just for today I still need to have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. During this half-hour, sometime, I tried to get a better perspective of my life.

Just for today I was unafraid. Especially I was not be afraid to enjoy what was beautiful and to believe that, as I gave to the world, so the world will gave to me.

Just for today I haven’t gambled.