Dec. 31, 2017 – Step by Step

Step by Step

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 

Today, I need not fear anything for I have endured and survived the horror of active alcoholism and, by the grace of AA and a higher power to which it led me, I have emerged not only intact but a better person. I have kept the faith in the program, in its steps and principles, in the power stronger than I, and I found faith in myself that I never had before. My gift has been sobriety the last 24 Hours. Having vested not only my heart and soul but my very life in this program, I faced few terrors other than those within myself but met them with the guidance of the steps. Now, nothing can compare and any fear from any source is something I know I can face responsibly, with faith and sobriety. Today, I have nothing to fear except the ghosts of my drinking past, and my program has strengthened me to move beyond them, to leave the fear behind. Yet I do not take for granted the gift of sobriety as something I am owed or even deserve. I have an obligation to it, and that obligation begins with carrying the message. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2017

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