The Blessings Of Recovery

One of my favorite freedoms – the freedom to be me, is just enough to put an upswing to my mood. I don’t have to be anyone else, I don’t have to be anything else – just me. I have finally come to a place where being me is okay. No, I’m still not perfect, but I am a better version of me than I ever was before recovery. Today, through the power invested in me by my Higher Power, I can embrace the power to simply be myself, warts and all. I am free not to drink today, I am free to feel the happiness of acceptance, and I am free to take whatever action I can towards that end.

Today I am free to be me. Today I am free to change, I am free to embrace my blessings, I am free to continue to work the Steps and participate in my recovery. I am free to feel a purpose and a direction in my life, to be of service to others wherever I can, I am free to feel secure financially, emotionally, and spiritually. I am free to find and keep a loving God, as I understand Him. I am free!!!!
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5 thoughts on “The Blessings Of Recovery

  1. Top of the morning family,
    Today I’m free to be me – front site on target.
    In early recovery, my sponsor asked me a profound question that still swings away today. What do I want when I pray on peace and freedom? Freedom from loneliness, freedom from isolation and insanity, freedom from helplessness and hopelessness Freedom from my unpredictable anger and frustration. . Freedom from self-rejection. How am I going to accept society that rejected me and I rejected society. The steps are the solution. The distance between dreams and reality is called action. Step 2 defines comfort from myself and loneliness, “That a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Today, and just for today, I’m free to have a relationship with myself. There is just one way to close the relationship distance with myself – by staying close and warm to the Divine Mercy.
    Its a good day to have a good day: with myself.

  2. I’m grateful for the freedom from alcohol (and nicotine), but even with a lifetime of effort and action, I’ll never be free from the bondage of self-centeredness.
    But I can pray and keep trying.

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