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Made a list



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    Anonymous

    Least,my experience with amends and forgiveness
    I looked at my resentments list and I knew I never let anyone off the hook or forgave them,and that included myself.I feel like I was spiritually incapable of doing so at the time.I just did what the book said and it came.Then the best amends I could make to myself was to make amends to others and trust the process of the steps.

    @least 2345155 wrote:

    Those who were harmed by my drinking were mostly my family. But the one person harmed the most by my drinking was ME. So making amends to myself is going to involve forgiving myself, which is hard for me to do. I am my own worst critic and my own worst enemy. I will write letters to those I’ve harmed, mostly my kids, but forgiving myself will be the hardest amends to make.:sorry



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    Anonymous

    No, I don’t think that my drinking behavior is/was all there is to make amends for, just that it’s my worst offense. I was a pretty good mom and human being, but when drinking all that went out the window. Are you telling me I have to make amends to EVERONE I’ve EVER harmed IN ANY WAY, whether thru drinking or not?? CAuse if that’s the case then I’ll be making amends for the rest of my life… I was under the impression that my drinking behavior was what I would be making amends for… not for everything I’ve ever done wrong in my whole life.

    If I have to make amends to everyone for everything I’ve ever done wrong, that will be an impossible task and will take me years to write all those letters and look up people from way way back in my younger days… my sober days.

    Now I’m really confused and feeling the impossibility of it all…



    #4471293

    “If I have to make amends to everyone for everything I’ve ever done wrong, that will be an impossible task and will take me years to write all those letters and look up people from way way back in my younger days… my sober days.”

    Least,

    It may take years, but it isn’t an impossible thing. With God, all things are possible.



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