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  1. First Things First

    July 30, 2017 by Kayce L.

    "First Things First" for me this means keeping my sobriety first. I have to always remember that I cannot drink. Through all of my life's ups and downs, my relationships, my fears and my anger. I have to keep one eye on my sobriety at all times. That has to be my most important thing because without it nothing else will change.


  2. Believing 

    July 30, 2017 by Kayce L.

    We needed to ask ourselves but one short question. -"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?" As soon as a man can say that he does believe, or is willing to believe, we emphatically assure him that he is on his way.
    BB pg 47


  3. 12 Steps and True Freedom 

    June 11, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Our first true freedom is the freedom not to have to take a drink today. If we truly want it, we will work the 12 steps and the happiness of this freedom will come to us through the steps. Sometimes quickly-sometimes slowly. Other freedoms will follow and inventorying them is a new happiness. We have a new freedom to be the best we can be.


  4. Serenity Prayer

    May 2, 2017 by Kayce L.

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
    (Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above, the entire prayer reads as follows...)
    Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.
    Amen.


  5. Faith

    April 18, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Without faith there is no courage. Recovery gives us faith and then we develop the courage to change.One day at a time.


  6. Showing Tolerance towards Others

    April 18, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Arrogance can be defined as an offensive display of superiority on self-importance. Most of those individuals who have this negative attribute to them will deny it. A person who is arrogant is less likely to admit they need help, instead, they are focused on looking down on everyone else around them.
    Showing tolerance towards someone's arrogance nurtures and develops spiritual growth within our own recovery.
    "SERENITY PRAYER"


  7. Making the Decision 

    April 12, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Step 3Made a decision to turn our will and our lives our to the care of God as we understood Him.
    If we decide, or make up our own mind, to turn our will and our life over to the care of God as we understand God, that decision ALONE will not turn it over. We will have to take the actions necessary to turn it over. The first three Steps are designed to bring us to the point where we become WILLING to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a Higher Power.

    Then and only then are we spiritually ready to move on to Step 4.


  8. Maintaining Soberity 

    April 11, 2017 by Kayce L.

    It is not always easy to maintain a new way of life.Step 11; Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

    This step is no quick fix. It is Steps 2 and 3 practiced on a daily basis. This Step can be our guide for the rest of our lives and if properly understood and carefully followed, some of the changes in our lives will border on miraculous.


  9. Higher Power in Recovery

    April 10, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Having a Higher Power is key. When I first began this journey in recovery, I had a hard time identifying with my spirituality. I started with my fellowship being my Higher Power. And after a while and I learned to love myself, my spirituality opened up and I came to believe in a Higher Power, I call God.


  10. Surrendering to Self- Acceptance

    April 9, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Self-acceptance comes when we first that we have a disease because it’s easier to accept ourselves as sick people rather than as bad people. And the easier it is to accept ourselves, the easier it becomes to accept responsibility for ourselves. Without surrender to our powerlessness, we are catapulted back into our disease .Working the Twelve Steps teaches us to learn self-acceptance.