Jun 09: A New Outlook on Life

A New Outlook on Life

This comes from the last paragraph of the personal story: “A Ward From The Probate Court.”

“I have a new outlook on life. I look forward to each day with happiness because the real enjoyment it is to me to be sane, sober, and respectable. I was existing really from one drink until the next, with no perception about circumstances, conditions, or even nature’s elements. My acquaintance with God-lost and forgotten when I was a young man-is renewed. God is all-loving and all-forgiving. The memories of my past are being dimmed by the life I now aspire to.”

I was reminded in a meeting last evening of how I merely existed before coming to the program.

This program offers me a design for living that truly works.

This paragraph sums up what it’s like for me today.

I have such gratitude to live a life that I’m proud of. Some circumstances are the same as when I came in. Same husband. Same job. Same kid (well a second one came in sobriety.) Same family. Same stuff…

But my perceptions have changed. The relationships have changed. I have changed. Today I can say with all my heart that I truly am a sane, sober and respectful (respectable) person. I owe this all to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Please feel free to share on whatever you might have gotten from this topic.

Thank you for allowing me to be of service.

Julie K