“If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better.”
– Jane Austen
Recovery is our second attempt to do it right. What is “IT”? Simply, “life”. We have failed the route of partying for happiness and now we must learn a new strategy. When I ask people what they want, the first thing they say is to be “happy”. When I push them a bit they say they want a happy family, a house, a job, the normal things! The reason I ask this is because we must know what we want in order to attain it.
Happiness is a choice. We can choose to be happy, but true joy comes from within. As we strive each and every day to become better human beings, attain our goals, and live in congruence with a clean and sober life we are filled with everlasting joy. Our spiritual condition becomes more and more positive and vibrant. We look to share our joy with others, we begin to shed the burden of negativity. The Promises of the Twelve Steps says that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves!
Life is goooooood!!!!
Go, Go, Go…