Taking Action

Change requires that I alter my behavior patterns. Maybe I need to follow through with commitments, call a friend, be there for the committee meetings. It’s not just sitting through the meeting, it’s being willing to do whatever needs to be done.  I have to pick up that very heavy phone and let others know if I am unable to make it to the meeting. I need to back up and apologize when I have made a mistake, and I need to be willing to do whatever is needed to be done, when dealing with the issue of my sobriety.  Healing is the result of the willingness to grow and change. First believe it can happen, and secondly, do whatever it takes.  


3 thoughts on “Taking Action

  1. “Let us never fear needed change.
    Certainly we have to discriminate between changes for worse
    and changes for better.
    But once a need becomes clearly apparent
    in an individual, in a group, or in AA as a whole,
    it has long been found out that we cannot stand still
    and look the other way.
    The essence of all growth is a willingness
    to change for the better
    and then an unremitting willingness
    to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.”
    Bill W., July 1965
    As Bill Sees It, p. 115

    Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12 stepper.

  2. …the courage to change the things I can…
    …depress clutch pedal, slide shifter from neutral to first, ease off clutch whilst gently giving throttle, breaking inertia…
    Whoa, we’re moving!
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Top of the afternoon day family,
    – Can I or will I let got of all of my what-ifs’ in my life.
    – What am I really afraid of?
    – What’s my best action move? To constantly build upon my faith.

    It’s not the absence of ‘what-ifs’ that will give us peace but rather our choice to not let the ‘what-ifs’ rule our lives. Today, peace is found when I relax my spirit in and through Divine Mercy who is in control. God graces my heart and gives me hope to keep marching forward even when my plans vaporize. His plan for my life will always trump my plans. My peace is proportional to my faith. He matches calamity with serenity. When my heart is alive in Him and with Him, His timing begins/starts to make sense.

    It’s a good day to have a golden day.

    “It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”
    ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

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