As I sit here in my 6 x 8 cell, four days from Christmas I can only be thankful. Thankful that I have been freed from the obsession to use; because when that thought crept into my mind while I was in my active addiction, there was no stopping me. I would go to any length to get that next high. Today is different! Today, I wake up and thank my Higher Power for the opportunity I have been given; a second chance at life. Today I can be grateful that even though I am locked up in prison, I am freer than anyone still struggling to break their cycle of active addiction. Without the encouragement of my family and friends and the support from my sponsor and network, I couldn’t have found this new life. The program is rewarding if we trust the process. Today I trust my Higher Power to put me exactly where I belong even if it’s in prison. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s.
A Grateful Member of AA