I found a true sense of purpose and direction in the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous.  It has taken time, effort and perseverance. Once I found the right path, it was a matter of just putting one foot in front of the other, or simply doing the next right thing.  Accepting myself as one who lost control over life was just the beginning.  The longer I am in the Program, the more I realize my need for a Higher Power to help me manage my life.  I cannot do this thing called recovery alone, I simply need others.  I found my “others” in the rooms of A.A. and through their love and direction I have gained some semblance of sanity in my life.  I know today, that I could not have accomplished what I have, alone…and I thank the Program for that!