A dear friend of mine is graduating from college today! She’s a member of 12 Step programs and has been a model for me of courage and generosity in action for decades now.
She was actually the first miracle that God presented in my life only a few weeks into the 12 Step programs. After telling a few people I needed to find a new place to live right after finishing a family program, I was led to her. This was a scarey time for me – detaching from an alcoholic fiancee was my main focus and I was far from my hometown. It was a non-program person who just told me her friend’s sister was looking for a new roommate. Lucky for me, I later discovered that she just happened to be a member of three different 12 Step programs. Two days later I moved in. My Higher Power works fast.
Her drinking and recovery interrupted her college career, but now after following a healthy life path including marriage, raising children, work, single motherhood and empty nesting she has just finished earning the bachelor’s degree that she had so wished she’d finished earlier in life. Perseverence and patience have paid off. She did it, and today she can savor that well deserved accomplishment. And thanks to the miracles of technology, we can all celebrate with her from hundreds of miles away with a live feed of the ceremony! She just walked by in the procession and took her seat. This is soooooo great! She is an example after more than 25 years of showing up at meetings, taking risks and trusting that her Higher Power will provide for her. She shows that working the 12 Step programs does make our lives improve. We can achieve and make welcome contributions to our communities. She’s provided a fine example for me to recently return to school. I’m grateful for her stable, humble presence in my life after all these years, and wish her continued success on the journey. What a blessing!
Affirmation for the Day – ” I am accomplishing my goals.”
Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.
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