“The First Tradition
reminds me not to take credit,
or authority, for my recovery.
Placing our common welfare
first reminds me not to
become a healer
in this program;
I am still one of the patients.”
Daily Reflections, p. 39
Some are sicker than others and
if I don’t compare my sickness with that of others,
if I concentrate on curing my own weaknesses
and deficits of character, the whole world will
benefit from my efforts.
Only a loving Higher Power,
the God of our own personal understanding,
can heal the sick and suffering.
Today, choose not to suffer, be a good patient,
take your medicine, go to a meeting, don’t drink
and talk with another alcoholic, one who is willing
to work on his own character defects.
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.