Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Feb. 13, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Step by Step


Step by Step

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024

Today, understand that not reaching back into yesterday and bringing the emotional baggage of regret, shame and grief into today is easier said than done. Instead, come to terms by re-committing once again to recovery. If I can remember that most of the emotional wounds I bear today were inflicted on the battleground of active alcoholism, I ask for the strength and wisdom not to deepen those wounds by way of a slip or relapse. As for dealing with any hurts from past losses, regrets and anything else bad, I must first forgive myself for my role in bringing on those injuries, and I must believe that my strongest amend is not taking the action that set it off — drinking. Today, I understand that ignoring the mistakes of my past condemns me to repeat them, and my recovery may well hinge on staying in a Program of recovery — and starting the process of forgiving myself. And our common journey continues. Step by step. — Chris M., 2024

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