April 3, 2020 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

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Step by Step

Friday, April 3, 2020

Today, I will not let selfishness, any problems I have and lack of empathy to blind me to someone else’s needs and problems. Human nature, and especially that of the recovering alcoholic, is to retreat into self and fret over our own problems – sometimes out of a misplaced intention not to unload on others. But by withdrawing we may lose someone’s helpful advice or, if nothing more, give voice to what we fear. But, sometimes unintentionally, we risk alienation of others who interpret our lack of interaction as apathy to them and their own problems. Today, I break down my self-erected boundaries to understand that, with others, there can be sharing without dumping and there can be something I might be able to offer them in their own recoveries. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2020

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