Topic for the week: Gratitude
Greetings! My name is Nicole & I am an alcoholic. In the past sixteen months, we have faced a shutdown, illness, disaster, loss, grief, as well as community spirit, love, grace, and gratitude. My anniversary is next week – one day at a time, of course – and I reflect on what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. I remember the old-timers who faced major life problems and persevered through all of it with the help of a loving God and spiritual principles. This year, I have faced death, cancer, trauma, pain, loss, friendship, love, and more. Through God’s grace, my recovery is still in tact. My sponsorship family persevered through some major issues. Our recovery community is walking in the doors with tired eyes and gratitude to return to a sense of normalcy again. I had to laugh about turning 21 years sober this month since my 21st birthday cost me $3600 in hospital bills for alcohol poisoning (.49 bac). Life is a lot different today from back then. Homeless and drunk. I would love to hear from all of you fabulous GROW women about the topic of gratitude for where we were at, what happened and what it’s like now. Keep trudging!