Friday, September 21, 2007
Brotherly Love ...
is the eighth principle behind the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
I try my best not to make the steps any more difficult than necessary (for me). At this point, I am simply making a list of persons harmed during my lifetime. Most if not all of these people have already appeared on my 4th step. Additionally, it's time to become ready to make amends to such people. This may take a little more time, but my willingness to practice love for them AND myself is paramount.
Until I can attain this level of willingness, my progress in recovery may well be stifled.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I stopped digging my alcoholic hole just in time
for some insight into how I keep contact with my HP
that we had an interesting meeting about Easy Does It
that I have been pampering myself this week; staying sober and enjoying recovery, a manicure and pedicure, a 2-hour massage, a new and stronger workout program with my trainer
that I have only spent 1 night in a hospital -- when I was 5 years old and had my tonsils removed
There are two kinds of people: those who do the work, and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.