Releasing what was never mine to control; Embracing what is mine to enjoy.
Author: Sober & Grateful
I am a grateful recovering alcoholic since 1981. I am grateful for the wisdom, patience, and availability of so many folks who show up and share what they have learned working the Twelve Steps. Even those who stumbled, have taught me lessons for living. And I am grateful to God who preserved me, and gives me each day a chance to give away what was freely given.
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