Coming into recovery gives all of us a chance to turn our lives around. It certainly did for me.

For a long time, alcohol was the only thing that made me happy or gave me any sense of comfort. Of course, it was only a temporary, fleeting happiness.

Once I got sober, I had to learn some important lessons: – Always be grateful for what I have and for the people who helped me – Not to expect everything to be fixed right away – Keep my future goals small and believe that I could achieve them – and most importantly, to find happiness in the small things in life.

Today, I find great joy in small accomplishments and other things that may not mean much to others but bring me great happiness and serenity.

One of the best pieces of advice I have received along the road to recovery is:  Try to find the little things in life that make you happy – it’s easier than you may think.



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