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The Qualities

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“Good judgment,

a careful sense of timing,

courage, and prudence –

-these are the qualities

we shall need when we

take Step Nine.”

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Twelve and Twelve,  p. 83

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Sorry does not cut it.

Telling someone who loves you and trust you

that you cheated, lied and stole from them

is not wise, a very big mistake.

It is suggested that you have a sponsor,

someone who has heard your Fifth Step,

a person who has been there and done that,

someone who can guide you around

the pot holes and bobby traps that the Ninth Step

can put in the way of your recovery.

This is a ‘we’ program, use their experience

to make your life easier and with fewer mistakes.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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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.”

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BB,    p.  59

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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.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Not The End

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“At the moment

we are trying

to put our lives

in order.

But this is not

an end in itself.”

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~ BB, p. 77
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The object is not just work to the end of the steps,

the goal is to establish a new life that hopefully

will go on forever.

As we work steps Eight and Nine we are not only

trying to put our lives into some semblance of order,

we are also taking the Spiritual journey

that will lead us down the Road of Happy Destiny,

a pathway to happy, joyous and free.

Today, know that there is no end,

just an opportunity to practice these principles

in all of our affairs.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Promise #7

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“We will

lose interest

in selfish things

and

gain interest

in our fellows.”

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BB p 84

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Better know as the Ninth Step promises,

this promise begins even before we complete

the Twelfth Step, ‘to carry this message’.

At Step Four we begin to see that out disease

has caused us to harm others.

During Steps Eight and Nine, we make amends

and again see how we have affected others.

By reading the book and going to meetings we

begin to become grateful for the blessings and miracles

which have brought us to the fine fellowship

of A. A. , the place where we begin to understand

that all of our needs have been met,

that our wants should be for the benefit of others.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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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.”

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BB p 59

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Many, many suggestions regarding making amends;

read the book carefully, discuss the meaning and implications

with your sponsor or with another individual

who will understand why it is necessary to make amends

and do not rush willy-nilly into the fray without thinking

through the possible consequences of your actions.

Hopefully, by the time you are ready to do this step

you have found a God of your understanding

because many prayers for strength and courage

to work this step are usually needed.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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