Finding the Road to Recovery
Sponsors can be stalwart allies in the pursuit of recovery. Sponsors have traveled their own path to sobriety and can often predict and illuminate stumbling blocks and trap-doors that can derail one's sincere recovery efforts.
Sponsors have their own reasons for choosing to be a sponsor. They have their own sponsors, as well. Sponsors do not do the work for their sponsee seeking recovery; they walk beside their sponsee, alternately performing the roles of consultant, role-model, teacher, coach, cheerleader, and drill sargeant.
Today I will honor a sponsor in recovery by expressing gratitude for the patience and generosity they extend to those who are still suffering.