Before I dedicated myself to the abstinence of drugs and alcohol, I was blinded by entitlement and couldn't see any blessings in my life. In recovery, the" Gift of Desperation" was a Blessing to me and ultimately brought me to the place where I am today. I’m alive, and for that I am grateful. When I keep this mindset my whole life becomes one Big Blessing. My Higher Power has shown me not to count my blessings, but rather hold onto them with Sentimental Value that way I’ll always stay in gratitide and I will always be able to see and experience the blessings in my life. It’s important to respect your Blessings...that way you won't take them for granted.