Character Defects And …..

Today, I can claim my character defects without going completely to pieces. I know that through the recovery process I have made progress in my life. I know that having faith in the Program and in my Higher Power are the things that have enabled me to accept my part in my fallacies, and to know that help is always available. I have been liberated from the helpless condition I arrived in because I’m living the steps in my life. I work to ensure that even those “minor” flaws such as laziness, and self-righteousness don’t turn into the shortcomings and character defects of times past. I never have to drink again, and I never have to cheat and steal to make my life worth living. I can and do hold my head up high. I dare to look others in the eye, and I dare to walk into the rooms without a cloak of fear, anger or pride. Just for today I have been liberated from the heaviness of all those negative behaviors. Today I soar!!!
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6 thoughts on “Character Defects And …..

  1. It is here for us always, His Presence.
    When I am quiet the peace in the air this morning fills my heart.
    I know that I am safe, protected and secure within His grace.
    When I am drunk, whether on ego or booze, conforming to His Will is not on my mind or in my heart.
    Grateful for the Gift

  2. It was a kind of raw January night in 1987 with a misty rain and fading daylight as I circled the short block of market Street and finally identified the storefront entrance.
    I entered the smoke filled room of this creepy place and observed faces turning towards me with interest.
    Just a short while later as they were reading “How it Works” and I saw them introducing themselves by first name followed by “I’m an alcoholic”.
    Then they asked for any others who wish to introduce themselves and they went around the room doing so.
    When it came my turn I said “I’m Harry, I’m an alcoholic”.
    It was my first public declaration of what I knew deep down in my heart.
    There’s something awesomely freeing in public confession.
    And also something terribly stressful.
    Since then I have grown increasingly more comfortable in knowing and declaring the truth.

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

      • No my dear, I was responding to this

        AUGUST 24
        A RIDDLE THAT WORKS
        It may be possible to find explanations of spiritual
        experiences such as ours, but I have often tried to explain
        my own and have succeeded only in giving the story of it. I
        know the feeling it gave me and the results it has brought,
        but I realize I may never fully understand its deeper why
        and how.

    • Harry, thank you for your share, I really did not want to go to an aa meeting but a force over me told me I needed it. I knew I was a mess, and I like what you said ,about declaring the words about being an alcoholic.
      Thanks for being a great testimony each day for us on this 24. Kt

  3. Top of the morning family,
    How do I swallow my pride?
    How do I take the focus off of self?
    First things first; turn my thinking and actions over to God; as I understand Him today, 24 Aug 16.
    Easy does it; stay in the presence of now. Fear and anxiety exists/breaths in the past and future. By worrying about the past or future, self will start doubting that God isn’t enough for me.
    Confess my human weaknesses to Divine Mercy, self, and to another person.
    Today, I know that He is waiting for my hand to accept His hand…

    Its a good day for something good will happen.

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