In a few days many of us will join together with others and celebrate a time of connection and of giving thanks for our blessings.
Many years ago, before I started recovery, Thanksgiving was the only day of the year that I gave thanks for my blessings. The rest of the year, I lived in the world of black and white, all or nothing. I was tossed back and forth by the waves of my circumstances. Either it was a good day, or a bad day.
I had completed the 12 Steps, and now I needed to “live a recovery program.” However, I needed some structure in order to do so (besides attending meetings and meeting with my sponsor regularly).
My sponsor suggested that I do a daily inventory. In this inventory I wrote several things, but included in those items were:
- How was I with others?
- What feelings did…
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