Friday, February 16, 2024

Feb. 16, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Step by Step


Step by Step

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024

Todayand all other 24 Hours that might follow, no distinguishing myself as an “old-timer” from the newcomer to recovery. Even if I’ve been in recovery for years and if the 24 Hours since my last drink amount to years, I am no more sober than the newcomer whose last drink was 24 Hours ago or who attended his first meeting last night — and he is no less sober than I. For in recovery, the newcomer has exactly the same as the old-timer: sobriety in the current 24 Hours. And because recovery is worked one day at a time, the newcomer is as much an old-timer as I. The fall from a pedestal on which I might put myself or let anyone put me because of the length of my sobriety can be fatal. In recovery, the field truly is level, and I can’t afford to lose sight of that reality. And our common journey continues. Step by step. — Chris M., 2024

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