I was just thinking today about how glad I am that I am in recovery. It is such a relief. Whenever I am feeling down or like I need to take a rest from life…whenever I am feeling antisocial or critical of myself…I can always take a step back and say to myself, “I am in recovery”. I am incredibly grateful for my acceptance of this because I know that I have been suffering from a disease and am on the road to a much better life. I rejoice in the good moments and am grateful for those which are less than fabulous because I know that everything I am going through is part of the healing process. Just knowing that I am in recovery enables me to be gentle with myself and to accept whatever I am thinking or feeling at the time as part of it.