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Today’s Step



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    This may be good stuff-I don’t know. I have no experience with this material. But let’s not give people the impression that this is Alcoholics Anonymous. You’ll find the program of Alcoholics Anonymous in the book called Alcoholics Anonymous.
    Jim



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    Day 4

    One is too many

    “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”

    Once we’ve made the decision to let go of our defects, its foolish to expect immediate results. If they don’t materialize quickly we start to waffle. Like making a New Year’s resolution to cut sugar out of our diet. Pretty soon we find ourselves rationalizing that after all we don’t need to be fanatics about it. We could probably have jsut one or two after-dinner mints or perhaps a few mouthfuls of sherbert.

    Talk to anyone who has successfully stopped smoking for a number of years, following failed attempt after failed attempt, and they’ll tell you that the surest way to fall back into addiction is to smoke “just one.” Recovered alcoholics report that: “One is too many. And a thousand aren’t enough.” Overeaters Anonymous members say that the moment they introduce one mint or one taste of sherbert into their systems, they’re off and running.

    It’s the same way with our other defects of character We need to resist the temptation to slip back into them in the same way–and with the same tools—that we resist slipping back into the addiction or compulsion that brought us into the program in the first place.

    Recovery is a much more complex process than we might have thought at the beginning. This is why it takes time and patience to really focus on our responsibilities rather than complaining about the bad hand life has dealt us. At the onset, it’s awkward and hard to conform to this step, but the payoof is enormous.

    Today’s Step: I avoid the temptation to fall back into my old ways.

    Step by Step. Muriel Zink



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    Anonymous

    @jimhere 1604134 wrote:

    This may be good stuff-I don’t know. I have no experience with this material. But let’s not give people the impression that this is Alcoholics Anonymous. You’ll find the program of Alcoholics Anonymous in the book called Alcoholics Anonymous.
    Jim

    Thank you Jim. Very good point. That is why there is a reference to the Book this comes from under each post. There has been no claim made that this is the program of A.A.



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