is the principle behind the Tenth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Once I had learned about and put into practice the first nine steps, I was told that Step 10 is one of the "maintenance steps." As long as I remember that I'm not perfect and never will be perfect, step 10 offers me the chance to right my wrongs as they occur. It asks me to do so promptly and not waste time. This requires me to constantly inventory my behavior and never let up. If I let up, my character defects will jump right in and champion themselves. By persevering with my personal inventory, these defects can be kept minimal.
Oh yeah, a great example of perseverance is ...
"Don't give up 5 minutes before the miracle."
This can be true to so many of life's situations.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that today I can't be perfect, but I can be excellent!
for gratitude meetings
that a newcomer is actually calling me on the phone
that I have Hayden's complete and total support for all things regarding my recovery -- I mention this after reading a few blogs the past several days in which spouses are not always supportive
that the tile guys will complete their work today on the bathroom #1 remodel -- the rest of the week will be the painters turn
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
-- Theodore Roosevelt