I am part of a Twelve-Step fellowship, which I attend on a regular basis. I've found that although I started attending the meetings because of a crisis, following the spiritual principles has been very helpful in all aspects of my life.
Occasionally the group will have a speaker who tells why they became a member of the group. Today was my turn to tell my story.
Even though I knew everyone in the room, I was really nervous. It was very different facing the group instead of sitting with them. When I was finished, the audience was polite enough to clap! I felt really good about doing this for the first time.