Monday, June 07, 2010

Step Six "Were entirely ready ... have God remove all these defects of character."

During my first year of being sober, I heard somone with many years relate the following...
"It's been my observation that just about everyone I know who has relapsed has done so as a result of NOT working Step 6."
Well, that was just what I needed to hear! In other words, my defects will take me out. It's that simple.

The hard part (for me) is becoming ready and staying willing to have all these defects removed. It really is a daily challenge. I do my best. I'm not perfect; none of us are.
Awareness. Willingness.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a drama-less weekend and that means s-e-r-e-n-i-t-y for me!

that Troy B. shared his AA story Saturday night

that I went to a baseball game with a sponsee who was celebrating 2 years of continuous sobriety -- my our Astros won 6-3

If you find in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
- Maya Angelou


steveroni said...

" defects will take me out. It's that simple."

That says it all for Step 6--

Mary Christine said...

They sleep but they don't die.

And when I think of the Astros - I think they are "Daave's Astros."

Syd said...

My readiness is essential. And then God does the rest. Thanks Dave.