Definition of Roses:
promising or suggesting good fortune or happiness; hopeful.

Synonyms of Roses: 

optimistic, auspicious, hopeful, favorable, bright, cheerful etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


God gave us memory that we might have roses in December. -James M. Barrie.

Do you remember what it was like to not have sobriety?
Do you remember the shame?
Do you remember the loneliness?
Do you remember lying and wishing you could stop?
Do you remember the powerlessness?

Do you remember, also, how it felt when you began to believe you had an illness? Your shame was lifted. Remember what it was like to look around at your meeting and know you belonged? Your loneliness was lifted.

Remember when you family started to trust you again? Your dishonesty had been lifted.
Sobriety gives us many roses. Our memory will help to keep them fresh. –Keep It Simple | More…


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