givin forgiveness, hope, or love to another never came as a thought to me when i was out doin my dirt. it couldnt, because i knew it would cost me, in some way. it may even let someone in, so they could see who i was. so why not make em pay if they wanted...

my sponsor taught me that i can use the 7th tradition not only as a member of my home group and the program as a whole, but in my personal life too. he said that as i grow in my recovery i would begin to retain the things i had strived for and lost through...

i have a purdy good idea where i would be today if those who came to the rooms before me would have neglected my want to get what they had. to be clear, if lucky, i would have been killed, or killed myself. if not so lucky i would have ended up in prison doin...

I walked out of Wal Mart today and got in my car. As I began to pull out, I had to wait for a man in a wheelchair to pass by. As I watched him, I noticed that he was missing his right leg from the knee down and was wearing, what appeared to be,...

how could i ever think of others back in the days of doin my dirt? i was always only concerned with me and what i was gettin. to think of another, other than what i could get from em, was never a thought, especially if it was to help em or be nice to em...

I was first diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder back in 2015. So far, every attempt at a romantic relationship since then, has been the feeling of being unsafe with each partner – either Physically (due to sexual abuse or handled roughly), Emotionally (from being yelled at, gas-lit, or having a random argument started with...

the 7th step prayer is a prayer that i use when surrounded by the character defects and shortcomins of self. how easy it can still be for me to get swallowed up in self-pity when i am not spiritually aware. ive learned that anger is the result of not gettin my way in the present....

unfortunately, my alcoholism doesnt do joel half-assed, so, i learned early in my recovery that i cant do recovery half-assed. when i asked my HP to help me with my character defects, i had to be willin to do the things necessary, whether i liked it or not. with my shortcomins i must practice my...

peace of mind is a beautiful gift. many times, i sit in meetins or hang around others and watch em. though they may be sittin in a still place, i can feel the energy pourin out of em. i reckon its cause i used to know that energy too, all too well. and it aint...

i dont do everythin right all the time, i still make mistakes. i still say and do shit without thinkin, causin others, and myself, harm. i can say that those words and acts have lessened over the years of practicin my recovery, but i still dont do things i should be doin. the short prayer...

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