Whenever I go to an NA meeting, the one theme that flows through the evening's shares repeatedly is the Value of Friendship. And how your best shot at staying clean is to surround yourself with people just as committed as you are to living a drug-and-alcohol-free life.
And if you're new to the program, you're to look around and watch the guys doing recovery. Who do you admire? Who is inspiring? Who has a good support system in place? Who gives back? Become friends with those people.
Which sounds alot like a pinterest quote, no?
I just spent the evening with a group of friends who inspire me.
Each of them came into my life at different times and not all of them knew each other until, well, one day they did. We meet about half a dozen times a year and talk. And eat. And every time I drive home, I remember one of two of the conversations during the evening that makes me smile. And spurs me on to be a better person. More forgiving. More generous. More fun. More creative. More patient. More tolerant. More better.
I am lucky indeed.
Three things I'm thankful for: