September is National Recovery Month

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“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”  – Annie Dillard

September is National Recovery Month and my friend Jack is celebrating his Fiftieth Anniversary in Recovery this month.  As amazing as that sounds it is much more than we think!  Fifty years ago was 1960, many folks reading this were not yet born!  Unfortunately I am not one of them!  The amazing thing of it all is not the fact that Jack has remained abstinent for all of those years as much as it is his attitude through the years.  Jack’s mantra is simple, “Life is meant to be enjoyed and not to be endured”.

Yes, we are here to enjoy our life and enjoy it in an abundant way.  Life is good, life is joyful!  If you are struggling in your day to day life you are missing something.  Tony Robbins a life improvement coach says that Success leaves clues”. The Book Alcoholics Anonymous states, “Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it-then you are ready to take certain steps.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p.58).

We have a choice abstinence and joy or “grind it out” in abstinence!  So what is it that differentiates enjoying life sober and grinding it out?  Our attitude!  We start with being grateful and we focus on the positive!  Always remember your ABC’s of the recovered life

Always be positive!

Be a student of life!

Cheerlead others!

Focus on what you want, stay positive and go enjoy your life cause Life is GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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