just like anythin else that has been good for me, my recovery has taken time. i didnt have today what i had the first day i walked into the rooms to start this journey. and i dont think if i stopped doin what it takes to keep it that i could keep it. my sponsor...

I am constantly amazed by how much is possible when I simply try to listen to those who demonstrate, consistently over time, that they are sincere (or, in the weakest mental interpretation possible, trying to be) in an endeavor that I myself consider to be of primary importance: sobriety. Sitting in these meetings on this...

there was a time in my life, and even into my early recovery, when i would blame others for the shit that happened to me. i couldnt see past me doin anythin wrong. i could pick the fault out in others and totally disregard my own. if bad shit happened to me, i always had...

for me, to assist the program of recovery i use to beat down my alcoholism, i must do things that i probably wouldnt have done before my recovery began. this mornins daily reflection sure nuff speaks of things i probably would never have done. if worrin and obsessin over what happened throughout my day was...

selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear are forms of character defects and shortcomins that are engrained deep within me. i practiced each to their fullest potential for years, honin them as skills to use against others to get what i wanted while out doin my dirt. though i have a very good relationship with my HP...

perseverance is a spiritual principle i have to practice. procrastination or laziness cannot stand up to perseverance. in exercisin the perseverance of each of the programs 12 steps it is to my best interest to use what i have learned about myself through personal inventory and the feedback from my sponsor after the tell of...

my daily reflections… i am blessed with the ability to enjoy the freedoms recovery has taught me are mine to own. the freedom to be myself has given me the self-confidence i need to be able to say and do what i want, when i want, as long as i am not knowingly hurtin somebody...

an old way of thinkin fer me is to believe that i have every right to be pissed at someone fer harmin me. after all they are the ones that did the shit, i didnt. well, recovery has offered me a different option on the subject of handlin my emotions, thinkin, and behaviors. its not...

perseverance, to me, means the consistent practice of each of the spiritual principles each day, no matter the circumstance i may be facin. it means that i have been given purpose and must try to remain persistent in my effort to maintain my recovery, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, discouragement, or self. when i...

not only does the perseverance of step 10 ask me to keep a watchful eye on the things i say and do, when i am aware of wrong or hurtful words or behaviors, i must also remain willin to make amends for those discrepancies. not always am i aware right away that i may have...

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