I know today, from having been in recovery for a period of time, that I have value.  The Program has taught me that I have both purpose and direction in my life.  My purpose is to be of service to other women by means of sponsorship, and my direction is to stay sober each day.  I respect myself as a woman. I am confident in the Program, I am confident in my Higher Power and I am confident in my own abilities.  I am capable of change and growth, and I am capable of believing in myself.  I do not compare myself to others, rather I compare who I am today with who I was before recovery.  When I do this I can clearly see positive changes in both my behavior and recovery.