It is very easy for those of us in recovery to forget where we came from – we can sometimes have a very short memory. We suddenly forget how we started our lives in recovery – and those people who helped us along the way.
Some of us can even let our ego make us believe that we know everything, that we can become the teacher instead of the student.
In other words, with success in recovery, we can lose the ability to be grateful for what we have and the supports that got us there.
This gets us nowhere. We MUST remind ourselves every day to be grateful – this takes a good dose of humility. Humility is what keeps us grounded in the realities of life.
While it is okay to be proud of our accomplishments, we must always remember where we came from, how we got there and where our ego or lack of humility can lead us if we let it.