I am very grateful that my Higher Power has given me a second
chance to live a worthwhile life. Through Alcoholics Anonymous,
I have been restored to sanity. The promises are being fulfilled
in my life. I am grateful to be free from the slavery of alcohol.
I am grateful for peace of mind and the opportunity to grow,
but my gratitude should go forward rather than backward. I
cannot stay sober on yesterday's meetings or past Twelfth-Step
calls; I need to put my gratitude into action today.
Our co-founder said our gratitude can best be shown by carrying
the message to other. Without action, my gratitude is just
a pleasant emotion. I need to put it into action by working
Step Twelve, by carrying the message and practicing the principles
in all my affairs. I am grateful for the chance to carry the