This Thanksgiving, I am oh so grateful for my 12&12 book, and for the folks who come out for meetings. Grateful for My Book My 12 & 12 book is almost falling apart; it’s been a good friend and confidant
Saying a Grace Growing up, a grace we said before a meal was “For that which we are about to receive, make us truly grateful.” Of course, that seemed simple enough when I knew a plate of tasty food followed.
Wanting special privileges is a character defect. Working the steps, especially Step 3 helps restore the sanity of staying right-sized. Because my body is not cooperating with doing little tasks I once never thought about doing, my emotions flare up,
If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting the rest of our lives, the adage warns. Being willing to change is better than waiting until I’m ready to change. (Step 3, page 35) Willingness means I’m letting go of
Recovery and Crutches Recovery means giving over the crutch without which I thought I could never live. I was sick – but I refused to give up what was making me sick. How sane is that? I was defensive about my
When I was drinking, I did not care for myself – so, when I finally stopped drinking, I did not understand there are better and worse ways to care for me. Hearing some in the program say, Take care of yourself sounded like a
The question, how are you doing? comes to mind because a friend texted me telling me how they were doing: “I am feeling like the gerbil on the outside of the wheel. Don’t know if I should keep running in place
Beginning Again Change has been the one certain thing these past few months. We are relocating, and beginning again, although in a familiar place. And a move is right up there with death and divorce as a stress-producer! While we