March 20, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

serenity prayer229Step by Step
Monday, March 20, 2017
Today, work for balance, the balance that is the point of compromise between doing nothing at all and over-doing everything. Alcoholics are creatures of extremes. We drank ourselves into oblivious and although it was always too much, it was never enough. We either hated or “loved” to possessiveness. We took until there was nothing left to take, or we gave till there was nothing left to give. We laughed after the joke had ended, and we cried out every emotion. In seeking balance, defer to a Higher Power to show us what we have to do without procrastinating, and listen if our Higher Power tells us that we are hungry, angry, lonely or tired – HALT. Also accept that we cannot shrug off the program if, today, we say that we are not “getting it.” Adversely, accept that the full benefits of the program will not be ours today – or any other day – because the program is growth, and growth is an evolutionary process and never fully accomplished. Today, balance the scales. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2017


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