“While the purpose of making
restitution to others is paramount,
it is necessary that we extricate
from the examination of our personal
relations every bit of information
about ourselves and our fundamental
difficulties that we can.”
Twelve and Twelve, p 80
What part did I have to play in these relationships ? ? ?
As the drunk I was always looking at others
to blame them for all of my difficulties.
As a recovering alcoholic who is trying to work the steps,
honestly and to the best of my abilities
it is paramount that I look at both sides of the coin.
Step Eight reminds us that before we attempt to make amends
we have to honestly examine our part in those relationships.
Today, before you point the finger at others remember
that there are always three fingers pointing back at you.
Recovery is one day at a time.
Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.
ME and the Boss
And, if no one has told you yet today,
God loves you and so do we.