At the suggestion of a long-timer in Gamblers Anonymous, I began taking recovery inventories periodically. The results showed me—clearly and unmistakably—that the promises of the GA Program have been true for me. I am not the sick person I was in years past; I am no longer bankrupt in all areas; I have a new life and a path to follow, and I’m at peace with myself most of the time. And that’s a far cry from the time in my life when I dreaded facing each new day. Perhaps we should all write recovery inventories from time to time, showing how the Program is working for each of us.

Just for today, will I try to sow faith where there is fear?

Today I Pray

God, let me compare my new life with the old one—just to see how things have changed for me. May I make progress reports for myself now and then—and for those who are newer to GA. May these reports be—hearteningly—about what I am doing rather than—smugly—about what I have done.

Today I Will Remember

Has the Program kept its promise? Have I kept mine?