Rewards In Recovery

I believe that I cannot do this thing called recovery alone. I no longer sit by the door in the meeting hall, so I have a quick escape should someone call on me to say something. Today I am a part of the group, I am “one of the many,” I am nothing more and nothing less than “Bonnie, alcoholic.” My spiritual growth has been a true blessing, one that was not anticipated. I feel that I am truly blessed to have reached the tables of A.A., before complete destruction of my physical and mental well being. Blessings and rewards just keep on coming – the true rewards of recovery are in the love I receive from others, both in and out of the Fellowship. Today, I AM blessed, today I feel honored to be a part of, and today I feel the love from others both near and dear.

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5 thoughts on “Rewards In Recovery

  1. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” So said Henry James, an American author in the early 20th century.(Holy Land Moments, October 29)

    In the early days of formulating a recovery program from alcoholism the newcomers were given the bona fide suggestion to try to be kind and considerate in every way possible.
    Another suggestion was, “Behave yourself the best way you know how”.
    When these propositions were laid before them it undoubtedly was amazing to see good purpose evolving and the people were astonished at their own seeming creativity.

    For you see:
    “There’s a Bit of Good in the worst of us
    There’s is a bit of bad in the best of us
    So it hardly behooves any of us
    To compare ourselves with any of us”.

    Good people rise to the occasion and those who aspire to spiritual progress undoubtedly grow and develop.
    Even a churlish curmudgeon such as I, somebody considered to be bad-tempered, disagreeable, or stubborn has hope.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic. – Georgia, US of A.

  2. Top of the morning family,
    If I had a made a list that I wanted from this design for living, I would of short changed myself. The spiritual rewards have no limits. How free do you want to be? Am I living/motivated by pleasure, profit, or personal safety? Today, the rewards are having a relationship with society, a relationship with Divine Mercy, and a relationship with myself. How could I love God and hate myself, the steps brought on a direct assault against self/pride. The deeper I go into my inventories/self, the bigger the reward is at the end.

    Today, I like myself. Today, I don’t have to live up to your expectations, nor do you have to live up to mine. My hurt may hang around for a long time, but He will be around even longer. These are my divine reward nuggets.

    Three greatest words, Thanks be to God,

  3. My Higher Power created me for a purpose in life. I ask Him to accept my honest efforts to continue on my journey in the spiritual way of life. I call on Him for strength to know and seek His will.
    Thanks this 24 , kt

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