IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Freedom to Be Me

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p 83

My first true freedom is the freedom not to have to take a drink today. If I truly want it, I will work the Twelve Steps and the happiness of this freedom will come to me through the Steps - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. Other freedoms will follow, and taking inventory of them is a new happiness. I have a new freedom today, the freedom to be me. I have the freedom to be the best me I have ever been.


Today I celebrate eighteen months of freedom and a new life. I never thought the program of AA would work for me, but when I re-entered the doors of The Lambda Center I had surrendered. It was through surrender that I won the prize. The prize of humility, the wealth of honesty, the support of great friends and the gift of a new life.

Today I live in gratitude.

And the day came when the risk it took to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom. --Anaïs Nin

5 comments:

GodlessMom said...

Congrats on 18 months of success! I love the art blog!

JJ said...

Way to go my friend. 18 months is awesome! You are awesome! Keep up the good work!

doughgirl said...

Congratulations Scott on 18 months, one day at a time :) You and the others here have been a great source of inspiration on those not so good days and Im grateful to have met all of you :)

dAAve said...

CONGRATULATIONS SCOOT !!

547.5 days
13,140 hours
788,400 minutes
473,040,000 seconds

One Day at a Time
Won Each Day at a Time

Lisa said...

Congrats my precious brother. I am so proud of you I don't know how to put it into words.

I love you to death,

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