What’s Today’s Verb Tense? Rereading Step Ten at a recent 12 &12 meeting, I see how reminders of what I hear at meetings take on fresh usefulness —like Keep recovery in the present tense — written in red ink.
It’s not the meetings you make; it’s the steps you take. (Heard in an AA Meeting)
Making Amends and Reordering Pronouns Who knew reordering personal pronouns could help me make amends? Reordering the pronouns in the opening sentence of my amends might make a world of difference in healing and restoring what I broke. One of the
I am coming up on an anniversary of the day was I finally ready to stop drinking. It’s been a while since that day – but not so long I can’t remember how I felt when I went to my
A question worth asking, when you have completed the THIRD Step, is when do I take the Fourth Step. It’s also worth asking this question if you are stumbling through the maintenance Steps. When is it time to take another
A Proverb for the New Year “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one.” I can’t remake my past, no matter how many times I rehearse certain scenes. However, I can learn
Taking the 12th step in AA shows us how to work the steps again – this time with more knowledge of how dangerous and deceptive our disease is and how powerful and personal the twelve steps are, and our Higher Power
Whew . . . we are on the eleventh step! It’s a perch from whence we can see how far we’ve come, knowing that, step by step, day by day, we have more to learn, do, and be. By now,
With Step Ten, we begin our program maintenance, daily reviewing our attitudes, actions and words – watching out for FRED, and keeping FRED away! Who is FRED? Fear, Resentment, EGO and Deceit. Working the Tenth Step is like daily dusting
I did not take my initial Step Nine well. I was in a hurry to get past the discomfort I felt, recognizing that my drinking harmed others. I did not ask for help from my sponsor, before I took it.