Grateful that each moment is another chance to turn it all around!

by Brigid
(New Jersey)

One of the most important things I've learned from my 12-Step Progam is that my life's journey does not need to be a quest for perfection. That expression used in Program, "Progress, not Perfection" has been radical for me. To be able to look at the moments of failure and success as being part of my progress toward health and wholeness...it's a much more loving way for me to live! I'm more loving with myself, more forgiving, and all of this helps me keep putting one proverbial foot in front of the other. I am grateful beyond words for the miracle that is the 12-Steps (in whatever Program they can be found), if you work them...they will truly change your life. They are changing my life one moment at a time, one day at a time. I no longer pray to be released from my addiction, I thank God for everything about myself and my life that led me to a 12-Step meeting. I really mean that! My gratitude for this on-going experience is so profound that I just feel grateful for God's hand in my life's journey, and for all the things/moments/people/pain/truimphs that have/has led me to this time in my life. My favorite book so far, and I've been reading EVERYTHING I can get my hands on, is Addiction and Grace by Gerald G. May, M.D. It is an amazing book...helped me look at the my own addiction, and the addictions of others with more compassion, understanding, and clarity. "An exquisitely written and crafted contribution to human understanding...a very good book." M. Scott Peck

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