Hope, Faith & Courage
A Reading From Page 127 of the CA Story Book
I made it into this program because someone else worked their Twelfth Step
on me. Someone passed it on to me. Someone was out there after they got
clean and sober, caring about others. I need to never, ever forget that.
simply gone on with there lives and forgotten about people like me who were
still out there using and suffering, I wouldn’t be here today. My
gratitude begins with that fact. It is with that gratitude in mind that
I reach out
to others, especially the newcomer. I need to have them in my life. That
is where my spiritually begins.
For me, spiritually comes from caring about others. I have
found that the more I focus on improving the quality of the lives of others,
the less I
am into myself and my will. I have the freedom and peace from within.
I am beginning to receive in my life are greater that I could ever have
Something else I have done is that I have forgiven myself. I
have forgiven myself for being an addict. I have forgiven myself for all
I did to my life, to my physical health, and to my career and finances.
of all, I have forgiven myself for all of the horrible, negative, and
unloving things I have felt about myself. It was not until I offered
and accepted my
own forgiveness, that I was able to grow in my sobriety.