Sober since April 6, 2006


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

knowing the person i am

From yesterday's entry in Courage to Change - One Day at a Time in AlAnon II:

My life is in a constant state of change. Awareness allows me to keep pace with that change. Today let me listen to my words and watch my actions. Only by knowing the person I am can I create the person I want to become.

"Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The concept of "spiritual progress not spiritual perfection" is awesome. I'm glad that I don't have to live up to any particular benchmark or achievement. Just one day at a time, staying sober, and growing spiritually is all that matters.

I'm supposed to take who I was yesterday and try to improve it today. It's all about allowing God to shape me into His idea, and being willing to experience discomfort in the process.

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." -- Booker T. Washington

Today, I'm especially grateful for ...
  • being 238 days sober
  • my awesome kickass homegroup ... I love these people
  • getting to know individual homegroup members better
  • learning (slowly) how to open up ... it's hard
  • learning to handle anxiety without even thinking of drinking
  • my job, which I am so fortunate to have
  • my family, which I am beyond fortunate to have
  • God, because everything in my life was put there for a purpose


Trudging said...

What a great list of blessings!

dAAve said...

I love the definition of Humility from the 12/12 on pge 58...
"a clear recognition of what and who we really are followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be."


You sound great. This post hit close to home for me. I too have a kickass homegroup and forever grateful for that. You rock!

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

May God bless you.

Greeting from Malaysia

Anonymous said...

We "Claim" spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.....:-)