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May 15, 2016 – Step by Step

Step by Step
Sunday, May 15, 2016

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 – and resentment. 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., 2016

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