By being in a recovery group I am able to beat loneliness.
In the group, I established myself and I got some positive feedback from others who watched me grow and who have seen the genuine change I have made personally. I am gradually throwing off my personal war with sadness. The real support comes when I begin to learn that members of the group have the same problems that I have. This helps me trust others with the story of my life. These people are the ones who want to hear my story of how depression almost cost me my life. Now, my life is freeing me from my need to sad myself.
I feel more able to attach myself to the group now that I know that they are struggling with the same depression that I struggle with. I no longer have to fight this battle on my own.
God you are our rock and our refuge, on you I place all my trust. We know and believe easier now than before, that God has something good in store for us today.”
(C) Higher Thoughts for down days:365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY. Page 69. April 26.