The 60 7th graders that I gave the barrier island tour to were great. They were interested, well mannered, and appreciative. The young man above was proud of his finds and brought them back so we could discuss some biology if horseshoe crabs and sponges. It's an inspiration to instruct those who are willing to learn.
The same could be said for being in recovery. It's a joy to work with those who are willing. They are honest, put the time in, and appreciate all that is offered. They absorb recovery as if their life depended on it.
The others who are running on self will either get it eventually or they quit. Some won't get honest, preferring to hide their resentments and fear. They continue to lie and be a counterfeit person. The thing is, they fool no one.
I am glad to have trusted the process, my sponsor, and my Higher Power. I still have moments of self doubt but have learned that is not a terrible thing. It is much easier than ever to get back on track. I have a lot of enthusiasm for the miracle that allows me to be happy today.