Saturday, 15 December 2018

KEEP IT SIMPLE #essentialsofrecovery



An ass is beautiful to an ass, and a pig to a pig.

~ English proverb

When we see someone drunk and out of control, can we see the beautiful person inside them? If we can’t, who will? Step Twelve reminds us that we have to help the alcoholic or other drug addict who suffers.

This task has been given to us because we, most of all, should be able to look past the drunkenness and see the person. We were there. We know what it’s like to be trapped in a world without meaning. If these memories have faded, we may need to go back over Step One. We may find ourselves angry with the practicing drunk or other drug addict. This is a sign that we have gotten too far from our past. Remember, “But for the grace of God…”

Prayer for the Day:

Higher Power, Help me remember my past and what it’s like now. This helps me care about the person who still suffers.

Action for the Day:

Today, I’ll respect my illness. I’ll look for the beauty inside every drunk and other drug addict.

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