Another Perfect Ending

Spiritual growth is the greatest gift we can receive. And we earn it through taking risks. There is much risk involved in working the Steps: The risk of admitting that we’re out of control. The risk of turning our will and our lives over to a Power greater than ourselves. The risk of letting go of character defects. The risk of making amends to people we’ve harmed. The risk of admitting our wrongs. The risk of telling our stories as we carry the message of hope. To grow spiritually, we need these adventures. These challenges. These risks.Today…for This24, another sober ending. Much Love my fellows ❤

3/19/16 Tonight's sunset
Tonight’s sunset

8 thoughts on “Another Perfect Ending

  1. My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    At the beginning of Lent about 35 days ago I made a commitment to attempt to become closer to God as I understand him so now I ask the question; have I succeeded?

    Since I am a firm believer that everyone’s faith journey is tailor-made I must declare that Only God Knows.

    All I know is I have some very pleasant interactions with people in my community including those who are in my opinion admirable people as those of so-called lower status.
    I try to not think of myself as better than anyone today as well as thinking of myself as just as good as anyone today.
    For instance as we were getting ready for our annual Easter hunt which attracts lots of children into our extended care for elderly community I was mixing and mingling and came in contact with a very nice young lady with a bubbly personality who presented a redo of her PhD dissertation for us just a few days ago and I warmly congratulated her for a job well done and we had several moments of pleasant conversation.
    In old days this would have been odd.
    Today I have to ask the question; “Is It Odd or Is It God?”

    As you can see I am grateful for encounters such as this of which there are many and I feel I am following God’s very strong suggestion that he puts before us life and death and urges us to a proper choice.

    So have I grown closer to God as I understand him?

    My measuring stick is Love, Joy, Patience, Kindness, Understanding ,Peace……

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

  2. Resentment, anger, or a desire to see someone punished, are things that rot my soul, this exerpt came out of daily reflections.
    Then in language of the heart this morning it talks about letting go of self defeating thoughts, like anger and fears. I have been wor king on this part of my recovery. And when I ask my Hp of which I call God to guide me sure enough, through the sponsee network I am blessed with coupled with meetings I learn the importance of let Go Let God and as my sponsor says Love and tolerance is our code.

  3. You showed me that although I might be an alcoholic, I wasn’t alone, or hopeless, or worthless. I began to absorb compassion and hope, as my fearfully enflamed ego subsided a wee bit. The Twelve Steps took form as a distinct possibility.
    The Miracle occurred; you gifted me a redeemed life.
    You told me I could keep it only by giving it away.
    Grateful for the Gift

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