The spiritual aspect of the Program was a bit of a surprise for me.  I was a little leery of this part of recovery, and thought I might fail because of it. Given time, an open mind and willingness I did not know I possessed; I have embraced the spiritual.  I have a God of my understanding in my life today. I now have a “partner” in life.  The Spiritual Principles are at work in my life, and I truly feel blessed to be a member of A.A.  Each one of the Twelve Steps represents an attitude, a behavior, that works to keep me sober and living a life of service and dedication.  My sobriety is based in the spiritual. Faith came to me slowly, but it has come to me, and I am eternally grateful.