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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

11.18.2010

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Today I celebrate seven years of continuous sobriety.

I received a congratulatory email with the following prayer. It says it all.

Dear Higher Power,
Thank you for the strength and conviction to continue with the task you have entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me through the many obstacles in my path and for keeping me resolute when all seemed hopeless. Thank you for your protection and the many signs along the way. Thank you for any good I may have done along the way. Thank you for the friends I have made, please watch over them as you watched over me. Thank you for allowing me Serenity, giving me Courage and granting me Wisdom. I will go to my rest in peace knowing I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith.
love,
Scott

30 comments:

Scott said...

Scott, Happy 7 years! I hope you are well, my friend! I still recollect (with much fondness) our meeting for coffee one day in houston and a couple of great meetings at Lambda...

Be well!

Bill said...

O, Happy Day, Scott!
I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. You have helped me so much.
I love you to pieces!

dAAve said...

You're my gyro.

AnyEdge said...

Congratulations! Have a wonderful year.

mitch said...

Congrats brother

PJ said...

GREAT prayer. Thanks for sharing it with us. And CONGRATULATIONS ON 7 FREAKIN' YEARS!!!! How awesome, Scott W. I consider you one of my "online mentors" (in fact, "The Guru") in the recovery world, encouraging me when I was still out there, and challenging me to grow once I finally "got" it. Hugs and kisses to you as you fight the good fight and continue on in your Recovery. (((HUGS)))

Syd said...

Many congratulations to you, Scott. The prayer does say it all. Thanks for sharing it here.

Jeremy said...

Beautiful! A huge congrats, thank you for always sharing your journey

Mary Christine said...

Happy Happy Birthday Scott W.!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Happy Happy SoBerThday! You are inspirational in gratitude and love!

Di-Git said...

Congratulations! One day at a time

jeanne leigh said...

So happy for you. Many blessings! Have a Happy Thanksgiving too! Peace, Jeanne

centzel said...

Congratulations with your 7 year anniversary!

You have a GREAT Blog for anyone in recovery.

Blessings,

Chris
3/12/06

Anonymous said...

Such an inspiration! Thank you and happy birthday (18th). I'm two years sober last October. I truly am grateful God gave me the chance to live 2 lives in "one." Sobriety is amazing. Thanks again. Julie

Kim Carney said...

you are the greatest ;) Congrats! xoxo

Steve said...

Congratulations on your milestone. Your blog continues to inspire.

flowerdave said...

Scott, i know im late but i am very happy for you. this new life we have been given is much more wonderful than i could have imagined

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Hi Scotty!!! Miss ya in Blogland... But I do follow you in FB-Land...

XOXOX

Seth said...

Well done man.

Bunky said...

To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world~Bill Wilson

Elizabeth R. said...

Congrats on having 7 years! i know this comes a little late-now it would be 7 years and 1.5 months! What a huge achievement! I have 68 days (i'm counting days on my site countingdays.org), and 7 years seems just so major. But 90 looks achieveable, and I'll have that on the 28th of this month.

Thanks!
Elizabeth

Ariannah said...

I am grateful to have found such an inspiring blog. Congratulations!

Shauna said...

And thank you for posting these
inspiring words.

France said...

I concur with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your future updates. Saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the phenomenal lucidity in your writing. I will immediately grab your rss feed to stay privy of any updates.

Craig said...

The point raised in the article is really imperative. I am really impressed with it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sober Julie said...

Congrats and thank you for being an inspiration!

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Happy 7 years and congratulations!

Jacques said...

Congrats Scott. Namaste

Scott Snyder said...

Congratulations, Scott and well done!!

Michael said...

Hi Scott,

A little late, but sent with all the best wishes and congratulations nonetheless.

You inspire me.