I woke up today with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my new found life in recovery.

Lately I have been experiencing a onslaught of storms in my life. One obstacle after another. As I look back I am left with a feeling of happiness and pride for how I am handling the things that are going on.

Not to long ago, I would have crumbled under the pressures of my everyday life. I would have given up, used these trials and tribulations as an excuse to go smoke some crack and drink my problems away. The reality of course is that they would not have gone away but would have in all actuality gotten worse.

Today thanks to having a Higher Power, I have stumbled upon the best thing to have ever happened to me. Through my HP’s guidance I found recovery through the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous. I am so grateful for this life saving process. I know that without it I wouldn’t have the tools necessary to maintain my recovery and I would be dead or serving a large amount of time in prison.

Although I relapsed several times in my beginnings I am thankful that I experienced the love of the fellowship and was blessed to have made it back. I had the determination and my persistence is paying off.

The fellowship has helped me learn how to live. Following a few simple suggestions has help shape me and guide my life in a whole new direction. A direction that I never thought possible in my active addiction. I am living what was once only a dream as a direct result and I have a unmistakable and unshakable amount of gratitude.

I feel the need to share my experiences with you and I am grateful that I am alive, clean, able and willing to do so.

Peace and Blessings

Eric Ease