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June 25, 2016 – Step by Step

Step by Step

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Today, of all that I feel, gratitude is foremost – gratitude for grabbing the lifeline of AA, for the common sense to hold onto it, for the support, experience, strength and hope of all the people I have found here and, perhaps above all, for the gift of the chance to recover, to put all that pain, destruction, fear, self-pity and self-seeking behind me. And I will not reach into yesterday and bring its garbage into today but understand that my recovery is a day-to-day process regardless of how many 24 hours of sobriety I have been blessed with. And I will understand that the gratitude I feel today is the birth of humility – and it is in humility that I feel all the good there is to feel in being sober today. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2016

2 thoughts on “June 25, 2016 – Step by Step”

  1. Very inspiring, Christopher. Thank you. Humility is so freeing, isn’t it? Your blog makes me wish there were an “AA” type group for the things that trouble me.

  2. I need to hammer humility because I am in CONSTANT need of it – instead of complaining about what I have to deal with or don’t have, I need HUMILITY to let the higher power give me what I know will NEVER be too much to handle – and gratitude that I don’t have to deal with or lose more.

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