Recovery is in some ways like the lottery slogan “You have to be in it, to win it.” Unlike the lottery, sobriety is attainable for anyone who wants it. There will be mistakes, challenges and obstacles. Sometimes change comes painfully slow. But everyday you are in a program of recovery, you give yourself the opportunity to have tomorrow be that much easier. Today, I will have gratitude for being among those who are trying and doing. I will recognize that my efforts are not for nothing, but for something. I will find the courage to continue despite the challenges.