I find that it is a joy to be free enough to be honest with my past. The shame of my past behaviors has lifted, and in it’s place is understanding of the disease of alcoholism. Having a fresh start to the Program is such a learning experience, and one that continues to this very day, the fact of my ability to be honest about my past is yet another example of the power of the Program, and the effect it has had on my life in the last 23 days. Instead of shame and regret, I now find that I can and do feel good about who I am and what I am becoming. I am Bonnie, sober alcoholic and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. I no longer regret my recent past, today I know that it serves as a “teacher” of what I don’t want in my life, and it serves as an example to others of the power Alcohol….and the redemption because of the Twelve Steps. Change is possible – change in my behavior results in changes in the way I feel about myself, and life in general. God has brought me to a place of change, and I have a true sense of gratitude, Just for today.
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