Gratitude List 26/01/2019
What if Bill’s brother-in-law took him to a different hospital? One without Dr Silkworth?
What if Rowland and Celebra went to the wrong court house?
What if Bill never answered that call from Ebby?
What if Bill wasn’t compelled to help another alcoholic in Dr Bob?
What if the fellowship didn’t publish the Big Book?
What if there wasn’t a chance meeting in January 1957?
What if the publicity by a prominent newspaper columnist and TV commentator wasn’t favourable?
What if GA decided not to use the 12 Step Program derived from AA?
What if my friends had lent me the money I begged for?
What if ‘Question 20’ was more than just a fleeting thought?
What if I didn’t attend the meeting when I heard that strong message? When the coin finally dropped?
What if my now sponsor wasn’t present to witness my desperation?
I am where I am today because of everything that has happened. The above situations are just a few that have led me to recovery. If just one went differently I may not be enjoying life as much as I am right now. I might still be in action. Furthermore, outside of recovery, millions of scenarios, good and bad, have played out and each one has had a bearing on my current circumstances. I truly believe I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing.
Today I am grateful for my past and where it has taken me.