122 DAYS CLEAN
A simple, honest message of recovery from addiction rings true..
Basic Text, p. 51
Just for today:
I have something valuable to share. I will attend a meeting today and share my experience in recovery from addiction.
Hello and God Bless You
Sharing my experience, strength and hope come easy to me today only because I have learned to share with honesty and sincerity. I have also learned that by sharing my experiences, my thoughts and my feelings in a meeting or here on my blog I am not only helping myself but I am also helping others.
Funny how things can change. I remember all to well how I first felt when I came into recovery. I remember being scared and lonely. I remember saying to myself how I would never share because no one wants to hear what I have to say. I felt like nobody wants to hear about my sad story, my misery, my pain. I just knew that I was different and no one would understand what I had been through. I have never been so wrong. In fact it turns out to be just the opposite. I came to realize that people did understand and relate and I began to see that I really wasn’t alone. I found my flock. Lol
The more I attend meetings, the more I share and listen to others share the more I make connections and see similarities. That makes sharing so much more easier to do. Now it seems you can’t get me to shut up. Lol. I am not afraid anymore. I love sharing what going on in my life. Whether its good or bad it must be shared. If its bad and I hold on to it resentment and anger can cause me to be at high risk for relapse. If its good I release it to give hope and inspiration to others. It’s a win win situation.
I am thankful to God for guiding me to NA not only to save my own life but to be there for others. I finally found somewhere that I belong. I know that I cannot keep it unless I give it away and since it was and continues to be given to me so freely why wouldn’t I return it the same way. I remember being told by my sponsor that I am only as sick as my secrets. Well I am tired of being sick so I am ridding myself of my secrets. It’s a process and I know it doesn’t happen overnight. But I am willing and I am making the effort.
At the end of the day it feels good knowing that I shared myself with someone and might have made a difference.
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