April 28, 2016 – Step by Step

Step by Step
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Todayno running from mistakes with a sense of failure or blaming someone. No recovery program reaches for perfection because no person will or can ever achieve it. Likewise, I cannot and must not impose that unreachable goal on myself – and others. AA’s 10th Step says, in part, that we “promptly admitted” when we are wrong – not if. Thus, let me not be so vain as to place responsibility for my mistakes, big and small, on someone or something else. Adversely, let me not be discouraged by a sense of failure when I err in word, thought and deed. Instead, let me be open to owning my mistakes, identifying the reason for them and correcting the reason so that I do not repeat them. Today, I am not mistake-proof and I cannot expect myself to be – nor can I expect anyone and anything else to be. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2016

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