Author: Brian Kleber

33 year old transgender nonbinary United Methodist who is an addict in recovery. I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Everything’s All Right

Everything’s All Right

Friendship, Gratitude
  As I sit here at the local library reflecting on gratitude - I am reminded of an event this week that happened to me where a member of my old church verbally attacked me. I reached out to my big brother and that started a ripple effect. See he likes to watch out for and protect me something I haven't had in life. When I told him what happened, my big brother reached out to two of our mutual friends that he knew I respected and went to for council. He knew I needed to be surrounded by friends of like-minded faith and he reacted out of love. That night I spent a LOT of time on Facebook messenger and I received a TON of pastoral care, love, guidance and strength. I walked away with one of them telling me they believed for me that I could hold on. I cried as I typed messages pour
A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart

courage, faith, Gratitude
Hello everyone, my name is Brian Kleber. I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to be a regular contributor on Beguine Again by my friend Terri. I love to write and honestly I love the topic of gratitude in general. I want to tell you why I love gratitude so much and how it has become an essential part in my life. I am a recovering addict whose's clean date is August 7th, 2017. In the recovery community I am known for bringing up the topic of gratitude if there isn't a topic raised in the meetings. I guess you can say I'm well-known for gratitude so it makes sense Terri asked me to write about gratitude on a regular basis. People in the rooms would always tell me after my relapse that a grateful addict will never use. At first I had no clue what gratitude meant or how to cultiv...