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Becoming The Person I was Meant To Be

Becoming The Person I was Meant To Be


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It's early Friday morning and I've got the house to myself today. Outside the sun is shining and the birds are singing. Buds are appearing on the trees and hedges. Daffodils and crocuses are smiling at me and the morning dew is glistening on the grass. It's always been like this at this time of the year, but it's only in the last few years that I have been able to notice these things. Previously, mornings were filled with dread as I tried hard to remember what on earth had happened the evening before, and panic when I couldn't find my hidden bottles. Today I am filled with gratitude as I enjoy the peace and quiet around me. Today I am finally able to appreciate the wonders of nature outside.

This morning I've got my usual 'to do' list to work through. Keeping myself busy is important to me. My family are all at work this morning. They left trusting me and knowing there wouldn't be carnage when they return. When they come home from their day I'll have dinner ready for them and we'll enjoy a meal together before I head out to my home group meeting. It's because I go to meetings and I listen that we've all got peace in our lives now.

I tried every single morning not to drink, but just couldn't do it. It's only now that I have become an active member of this wonderful Fellowship that I have managed to put the drink down. My life has improved so much since then and so have the lives of my family. By listening to members with more experience than me and by working this simple Programme, I'm slowly beginning to become the person I should have been long ago. I'm also finally able to enjoy the peace and beauty of a glorious Friday morning!

Martin

Milnathort Friday Night