Today is the fourth of July. Today I celebrate not only Independence Day for our magnificent country but also independence from active addiction. It’s another milestone for me and although it’s an incredible accomplishment, I dare not let it boost my ego. Fireworks are my absolute favorite so the irony of watching their captivating colors and shapes on this special day makes me a very happy gal.
Recovery has brought to my life so many amazing things. A different set of eyes if you will. A new way of life and the opportunity to do the next right thing. My program lets me make amends for not only the people I have wronged in my past, but also a daily inventory of my mistakes at which time I can rectify if needed. I get to wake up every morning clean, knowing that I have a higher power that loves me and stands by me through all my actions and emotions. By no means do I pretend to be perfect. I still have a lot to learn about myself and the things that make me tick. This milestone, God willing will be one of many. Through this exploration of self I can become the person I always wanted to be and do my best to be better than I was the day before.
Happy 4th friends!!