I got a religion that wants to take heaven out of the clouds and plant it right here on earth where most of us can get a slice of it.
~ Irwin Shaw ~
We learn that there are no free trips to abstinence. There aren’t any “rain checks” we can take that will give us a head start back to abstinence if we slip. We can’t argue that bad luck or betrayal by others were responsible for the relapse.
We won’t ever be promised that we will have overnight comfort or success. Our success in the Program is decided by how hard we work it. We will get from the Steps only as much as we give it. Our investment in serenity and security will earn simple, real interest. There aren’t any easy contests to win.
The rewards I receive from the Program will be equal to the effort I put into my recovery.
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