Saying a Grace Growing up, a grace we said before a meal was “For that which we are about to receive, make us truly grateful.” Of course, that seemed simple enough when I knew a plate of tasty food followed.
The anniversary meeting was upbeat; the topic was timely: gratitude and change. Around the room, members concurred that without these two topics, their recovery wouldn’t have prospered – whether weeks, years, or decades. Gratitude means I am embracing change, and
An Aphorism Don’t believe everything you think, an unidentified wise soul urged. But, now that I can think, understanding what I believe makes me grateful. When I was drinking, I wasn’t thinking. I was responding to cravings I could not
One of the First Slogans I heard From the beginning in recovery, I heard, “Practice an attitude of gratitude.” Not understanding completely, I practiced not whining. I couldn’t say I was grateful that drinking wasn’t in the cards for me.
Reasons may abound for our not feeling the Holiday spirit yet. I am often the author of the HUMBUG that wafts through my brain by letting a few expectations morph into . . . demands. And I know better! (Falling
A Note Here’s a thank-you note to a British mystery — Every once in awhile art accurately reflects the hell addiction is. Watching a character in new series Karen Pirie spiral through decades of drinking and drugging, I connected with
Somedays choosing purpose for the day, and choosing praise in some of the circumstances that are today, can feel like pushing through asphalt. Choosing Purpose Perusing the latest GRAPEVINE I found two letters to the editor that revived my sense
Oh Boy! I needed this meeting! That’s what I thought as we read the first half of the 12th step at the 12 & 12 meeting. These past few weeks have filled with hard news— not just of the
Thanksgiving 2021 T-Day is in the history books . . . ours was a quiet day—but good Break out the crayons and color me grateful and sober. Color me mindful, too of many alcoholics who are struggling in the isolation