free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.
having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense: sane advice.
In step 2 of our program we are promised that our Higher Power can restore us to sanity. It is true that most people in this program were at one point insane. Maybe not clinically or legally insane, however our actions and thoughts were insane.
As we work this program, and really change our lives, we start to make decisions that most rational and sane people would, not what we would do in our old lives.
I still find myself going to that "insane" place sometimes, and I have to breathe, remember how I am getting better and turn my thoughts over to my Higher Power. That is the way that I can free myself from the insanity of my own thoughts.
Today I am grateful for:
- NOT being sick anymore. I really do take my health for granted.
- Being sober today.
- Being able to speak in a panel tonight to other alcoholics who suffer, starting my service journey.
- God slowly changing me.