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June 3, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Today, gratitude and humility if my 24 Hours of sobriety totals week, months and even years and understanding that I am no more sober than the alcoholic whose last drink was yesterday. Grant me the wisdom to be open to the lessons that I still have to learn in my own sobriety and that some of those lessons can come from the alcoholic whose sobriety does not match mine in length of time. I must learn from the experience of the past that I am no more “cured” and just as much at risk of a relapse as the newcomer or slipper who continues to struggle. But I must also acknowledge the responsibility that the length of my sobriety exacts, namely to share with someone else what has or has not worked for me in hope that my own experiences might speak to someone else. Today, I am sober only in the current 24 Hours, and I accept the responsibility that I have to my recovery. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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