I honor myself when I acknowledge the gains I have made, when I look back and compare myself now to back then.  I have changed, I have made some progress on this path to recovery.  I am a work in progress, but there has been progress from “then” to “now.”  My efforts have not been in vain, my life is better because of the changes I have made with the help of my Higher Power.  Today, I try to work in concert with God and the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Together, the three of us and my efforts – have given me the focus, the courage, the strength, and the knowledge to go forth in faith that I am on the right path, that change is possible and my life can be all that I ever hoped it would be.

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