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

12 thoughts on “PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF

  1. And I am grateful too that you are now in a place where you can share your experiences and bring us all hope. Our fellowships are magical places where as you say we learn what we need to move on to better things. Stay strong and thank you for sharing.

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  2. Good Morning Eric. So glad to hear the way you are continuing on, growing in your new life. As always, it is a pleasure and encouraging to read your posts.
    There are some Bible verses that may encourage you Eric, and are basically a confirmation to how your life is growing.

    1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
    3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
    4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
    5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:1-5

    Gid’s Blessings Eric.

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    • Thank you George for your support and encouragement and also for the verses from the Bible. I can always use some uplifting and encouraging quotes. Peace and Blessings my friend. Have a blessed day.

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