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Friday I was screaming of joy when I learned from my editor that Deepak Chopra had endorsed my book. Although, it will not be on the book cover because the book has been printed already, it will appear in other promotions.
“Sherry Gaba’s book, The Law of Sobriety, is a masterpiece. It will help millions of people who are struggling in recovery. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to lead a sober, sane and creative life.”
-Deepak Chopra
Author, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul
All I could think about is the essence of humility. “In every AA Story, pain was the entrance ticket into a new life. But we received much more with this “ticket” than what we expected. We were led to an attitude of humility that soon turned out to be a pain-healer. We slowly stopped being so afraid that we longed for nothing more than humility.” Bill W.
When I think of humility, I think of gratitude. In my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” I write “The more you express appreciation for what you already have, the better chance you have of receiving more of the same blessings.”
There have many people that have supported me in the last year in writing my book, my editor, publisher, Dr. Drew Pinsky, my publicist, my husband , daughter, and parents (of course) and all my friends who I miss because I have been so busy, I haven’t seen them as often as I would like. I am so grateful to all of them for their un-conditional support and understanding.
However, one thing is for sure, I am reminded of the 7th step and there are times I have to let go of that ego of mine and turn it over to my higher power. When I get caught up in ego gratification and needing recognition, I have to go back to remembering my original intention in writing this book was to help others, not just to get a pat on the back. It seems when I remember that, blessings begin to appear. like getting an endorsement from Deepak Chopra.
Humility is at the core of spiritual recovery. I believe this quote by Eckhart Tolle expresses the gifts of gratitude and humility the best.
“Whatever you think people are withholding from you….praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on…..give it to them. You don’t have it? Just act as if you had it, and it will come. Then, soon after you start giving, you will start receiving. You cannot receive what you don’t give.”
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Psychotherapist and Life Coach in private practice and Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Visit Sherry at www.sgabatherapy.com for information about her life coaching programs, teleseminars, webinars, and read her blogs at Counselor Magazine.com and her Law of Sobriety blog.

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