Step Nine

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9.”Made direct amends

to such people

wherever possible,

except when to do so

would injure them

or others.”


BB,    p.  59


Guilt and shame will keep the alcoholic drunk.

Step Nine is taking the necessary actions

to clear the wreckage of the past,

to put before us a life that has been cleared

of the guilt and shame.

Don’t say you are sorry and then try to run and hide,

remember, you are doing this for your own emotional well being

and the more thorough you are in completing this step

the smoother the sailing will be in the future.

Today, run a tight ship, tie up all of the loose ends.

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.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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