April 20, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Monday, April 20, 2015
Today, I take small steps instead of an “easier, softer way” of giant leaps toward the goal of recovery. My alcoholism and its companion physical, emotional and spiritual diseases developed over time; their solution, then, is likely to take as much if not more time. But impatience is a characteristic of most alcoholics, and it cannot be allowed to tempt me to take the short route through the Steps in thirst for the promises of sobriety. Failing to give full and complete attention to each Step may set me up for frustration and disappointment – and together they put me at risk for a slip or relapse. Today, grant me the wisdom of patience in taking the Steps one by one and in understanding that it is through working them that we earn what we pursue. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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