Last night I attended my weekly AA meeting. I sat listening to one after another speak about their difficult life, their emotional week, their challenges, blah, blah, blah. I know it’s a place to be able to share (even encouraged), but doesn’t anyone have anything positive to say? I was handed the “Promises” card to read at the end of the meeting. I’m still fairly new there (only 6 weeks sober) and it was my first time to read something. The Promises is a list of all the great things that will happen to you once you quit drinking. I looked over the list during the meeting since I didn’t have to read until the end of the hour. I was amazed to see that each of those promises (about 20) have come true for me. So I thought I’d share that with the group. I began, “I am Trish and I am an alcoholic. I’m so happy to be able to read these promises to you because in the last 6 weeks, every one of these promises have come true for me.” I looked up to see a room of women smiling right at me. So there you go….something positive.