ive met so many different people in the rooms. ive sat with millionaires and bums, catholics and atheists, lgbqts and straights, young uns and old folks, men and women, and any nationality, creed, or race ya can think of, each of us together in search of a common solution, livin together our common bond. in the rooms ive met judges and cops, lawyers and doctors, professional athletes and armchair quarterbacks, ceos and janitors, career politicians and housewives, rock stars and groupies, priests and felons, teachers and students, actors, actresses, and even da friggin paparazzi, any occupation ya can think of. fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, of all the people ive met and gotten to know interpersonally, who am i to think i am any different when it comes to my alcoholism? each given the same opportunity to change their lives as i. if they can have a relationship with somethin greater than themselves, and it works for them, why cant it work for me too? even as they may each live and work their recovery differently, the spiritual principles they follow are the same, why should i try to change em? i am no different. who am i to hold up a code of behavior i expect from others but not myself? why shouldnt i try to live alongside my fellows and focus on a spiritual program of gratitude, recovery, unity, and service? why cant i involve myself in a whirlwind of activities, plans, and personal goals, and push myself to drive satisfaction from success or the friendship of those like me? why not face my limitations and work toward betterin my emotional, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual balance and health? why not enjoy my life with all these different people? why not slow down and get to know each of them and myself? part of self-knowledge is learnin to pace myself to my own speed, learnin to set goals i can attain each day with their help, with their love, their hope, and their forgiveness. though my spiritual progress may be different from anothers, it isnt what gets me sober, its what keeps me sober. i am no different. i am just as alcoholic as any and must use what ive learned through recovery so i may be a part of recovery so i may be a part of me. 1 day @ a time...
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