Grapevine Online Exclusive

Published June 2014.

A Life Worth Living

Even as he battles cancer, he feels grateful for the life he receives in sobriety

With more than three and a half years of continuous sobriety, I was cruising through life full of gratitude safe in the arms of acceptance of my powerlessness over alcohol. Having honestly completed the 12 Steps with my sponsor, I was thankful and content in my life for the first time after nearly 30 years of being dishonest, duplicitous, and self-centered.

You would find me regularly attending meetings at the beach where I began to feel at home and made many friends. I did service work, chaired meetings, shared my experience, strength, and hope, and several times told my story at...

-- Barry P.

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Related Items:

My Hampshire Grenadier
Reading his college alumni magazine, he came across a notice that would change the course of his life

An Ol' Country Gal
You never know who will carry the message for you

The Final Four Days
With his wife out of town, he settled into a binge. He didn't know it was his last

The Sipping Saint
She had thought that good works alone could relieve her of alcoholism