Thursday, February 8, 2024

Feb. 8, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Step by Step


Step by Step

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Today, live today without reaching into yesterday and bringing its baggage into today and leave tomorrow to its own time. Sobriety is a reprieve from drinking — but only for today. I have no guarantee that my current 24 Hours of sobriety will carry into tomorrow, if there is a tomorrow for me, I cannot take for granted that what is mine today won’t be thrown away — by me — tomorrow. And while I have no guarantee that my sobriety today will be mine tomorrow, I CAN improve the chances by doing today what recovery requires of me — to tend to the business of today and not yesterday or tomorrow, to seek through contact with my Higher Power absolute and unconditional surrender, faith, gratitude and humility, and NOT to do to anyone what I would not want done to me. By strengthening the foundation of my sobriety today, the storms of tomorrow, if any, will be weakened by my sobriety. But today‘s business must be tended to first, and today is my priority. And our common journey continues. Step by step. — Chris M., 2024

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