Sunday, February 4, 2024

Feb. 4, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Step by Step


Step by Step

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024

Todaymotivated by Einstein‘s wisdom that individual happiness should be pinned on goals rather than a person or thing, I will build my sobriety and recovery on the goal of attaining grace and redemption. In doing so, I will not gamble by basing my recovery on what another person does or does not do or on a situation that may or may not play out the way I want or fear. I am playing with fire, not to mention using manipulation and abusing AA, if I decide I will not continue in recovery if the spouse who left me because of my drinking doesn’t return or if the employer who fired me because of my drinking doesn’t rehire me or if the judge hearing my DUI case doesn’t dismiss charges because “I’m in recovery.” In keeping my recovery goal-oriented, I am not only paying respect to the integrity of AA’s Steps and Traditions, I am also reinforcing the truth that I and I alone am responsible for both my alcoholism and recovery. Neither is because I might have been dealt a bad hand in life. Today, I focus on my sobriety instead of people or events to maintain my sobriety and recovery. And our common journey continues. Step by step. — Chris M., 2024

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