Recovery wheel

Problems come.  In waves that roll over us, tossing and turning our emotions, faith, and confidence.  At least that is how it seems for me.

What is different for me in Recovery is that the problems no longer define who I am.  The problems no longer rob me of confidence for very long.

This is because in Recovery I have an internal process that is separate from the externals.  This process is one of Surrender, Gratitude, Honesty, Humility, Forgiveness, and Faith.  This frees me from the bondage of hopelessness, fear, and despair.  Problems are external.  They will always be in my life.  How I respond to these problems is now different because the external situations no longer have to permeate my soul.

Terri Peterson