Discovering Me

“… I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.”
― Alcoholics Anonymous

Several nights ago I was asked to be the speaker at a meeting which required the selecting & reading of a passage from the Big Book. I choose the one above, as it gave me an opportunity to reflect on the fact that I’m grateful I no longer think, act or feel the way I did before sobriety. I didn’t have to do the typical drunk-a-logue, though in a round about sort of way, I shared what that James looked like (not a pretty picture). I shared mostly how AA and AlAnon, and the tools I use from them, have transformed me as a person – from thoughts to feelings to actions. I like this new James a while lot better – and so does my family. I think that everyone on this road is very fortunate to have the chance to evolve into a happier, kinder and better person. I certainly know I am. Off to beautiful Stockton (:-) to get an early start on Softball Tournaments this weekend. ILML! – James

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