May 15, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Friday, May 15, 2015

Today, no immersing myself so deeply into service or 12th-Step work that I neglect my own basic needs. To put into anything the passion I spent on drinking, I will predictably suffer the same outcome of physical, emotional and spiritual emptiness. While we are called by the 12th Step to commit ourselves to service, the quality of that service will be negligible if I have not reserved enough of myself to offer something worth giving. Today, I will guard against becoming too hungry, angry, lonely and tired – HALT – to assure that I can be the best of what the 12th Step asks of us – an effective carrier of the message. Today, I will listen to the message again. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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