evening friends :-) LOVIN' the new record from the transplants. me and
the kids were jammin today, and i started to reflect as i usually do.
since getting and being sober I've realized that I've changed.
perceptions, opinions, feelings, attitudes, outlooks, views, etc. and
for the most part, I'd say the changes have been good. don't get me
wrong, I've got A LOT of work to do, but I've realized a few things. one
being that i am much smarter than i ever thought or gave myself credit
for. second is my character... i actually have character now. i can
distinguish the difference between right and wrong. I'm willing to do
things simply to help others, as long as my Serenity and sanity are not
in jeopardy. and today i know when that is. next, I've gained self
respect and dignity. i won't let people walk all over me, or take
advantage. i know what my limits are, and respect other peoples. i can
spot a bad situation today, and choose how to respond. i may not always
choose wisely, but i have choice today. i came to the rooms of recovery
to simply stop using and boozing, and instead i was gifted with a life. i
sure didn't have one before recovery. i was a slave to addiction. i
worked the steps, practice the principals to the best of my ability in
ALL my affairs, and trudged the road of my journey. along the way, i
realized that "somethings different" and it was me. happy Saturday folks
;-) -I'm out.