Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Feb. 21, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Step by Step


Step by Step

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024

Today: KISS: Keep It Simple and Sweet!” In the end, the complexities and sometimes grueling work of the Twelve Steps come down to a cardinal action. If I do not want to deal with the shakes through the day and the oblivion of intoxication; if I do not want to deal with guilt, remorse, shame and self-degradation; if I do not want the numbing pain of letting down myself and anyone who has stood with me through the worst of my drinking and the best of my recovery; if I do not want to devote any part of the day and night with my head in a toilet throwing up dry heaves; if I don’t want to take bed sheets to the laundromat for an unplanned wash because they got soaked by my own vomit; if I don’t want to risk getting nailed for drunk driving and the subsequent court-ordered fines and fees, alcohol classes and triple car insurance rates; if I want to continue to progress in sobriety and recovery; if I want to nurture the re-established relationships that were previously broken and responsibilities that went neglected because of drinking; if I want to be free of self-pity, anger, confusion, and anguish; if I want to claim honestly that I am sober; today, I won’t drink. KISS: “Keep It Simple and Sweet.” And our common journey continues. Step by step. — Chris M., 2024

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