By accepting God’s help we learn to think clearly, to play fairly, and to give generously.
~ Anonymous ~
Our values change in recovery as we become less and less selfish. The value screen through which we see life is changed. We no longer ask what everyone can do for us; w ask what we can do for them. We no longer seek out situations that only comfort us; we discover ways to comfort. We find that we feel better about ourselves when we help others. We learn from our Program that what we have been searching for our whole lives is wrapped up in service to others.
The valuable relationship is the one that creates a closer contact with our Higher Power, so we seek out situations and people that bring us into closer contact.
The values we show in the work of recovery look different from the ones we once held. Every day brings a new chance to become a conductor of life.
My values no longer change with every passing fancy. My life is beginning to mean something and to count for things that are good.
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