Tuesday, January 10, 2012
8 & 9
1956 Cadillac convertible
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for the really good AA meeting yesterday about steps 8 & 9. It occurred to me that before I can make a list of people I've harmed, first I have to define "harmed". Then, before I can become willing to make amends, first I must define "amends". I shared these two thoughts and then, of course, stressed the importance of working these steps with a sponsor who can be objective. Left to my own thinking, I may think I've never harmed anyone or that I have harmed everyone with whom I've ever come into contact. I need my sponsors' guidance on this.
for the wisdom of folks who have been there and done that
that I watched the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora!" last night. It's been many years since I've seen it and I really enjoy the film. This Saturday, I plan on going to see the new movie "The Iron Lady" with some movie-buff recovery friends.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson