March 19, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Today, if some destructive emotion like self-pity or anger pops up and tells me I can’t do anything right, I can say with honesty that alcoholism is one thing I did very right and did to a tee – and take the energy I applied to get drunk and thrust it on my recovery. The energy I used to get drunk will be spent instead on the Program’s first four words – “Admitted (I am) powerless …” – and on the willingness to surrender my will to a Higher Power, on the diligence and honesty needed for the subsequent Steps, and on being in service to others instead of myself. Today, I can have hope that I can do something good, something right because, if I can do drinking to perfection, I need only take a 180-degree turn and do recovery – certainly not to perfection, but at least getting started. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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