As we emerged from this period we realized we were receiving valuable gifts from our sobriety: we began to establish or fulfill our relationship with a higher power; we began to know ourselves; we found new energy for hobbies and other interests; we built friendships based on mutual respect; we became part of a loving and supportive community; we started to feel a sense of wholeness.

These are only a few of the gifts of sobriety. Each new day that we stay sober and stay in recovery continues to bring us gifts — some dreamed of and many more never even imagined. Sobriety has given us the hope and faith that each new day can be a gift.