I’m never perfect with “absolutes” but they do give me something to labor towards.  They were the precursors to the Twelve Steps and to the spiritual principles that govern those Steps.  The first three being: honesty, acceptance and faith (The order is always debatable.)  They serve as quick reminders of how my behavior should “look.”  I never anticipated that there would be so many changes in my behavior as there have been.  I thought sobriety was all a matter of just not drinking – boy was I in for an awakening.  Recovery is a daily challenge aided by a Higher Power, and is just the beginning of a journey that has taken me to places I have never been, with people I have never known and to heights undreamed of.