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Archive for August 17th, 2012

The last drunk, six years ago!

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”

Step Four of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Yes, we have made a mess of things during our drinking career.  We have hurt others.  Oh, how we have hurt others.  We have hurt ourselves.  Oh, how we have hurt ourselves.

Step Four requires us to make a list, and for most of us it is not a pretty list.  We need to write down all of the people we have hurt.  We need to write down all of our wrongdoings.  We need to write down all of our resentments and all of our moral shortcomings.

When faced with such a list, many shrink back into the bottle.  Many, however, with the help of a sponsor, write the list, face the truths in the list, and take another step towards freedom.

It can be done!  It requires willingness, a willingness to do everything necessary to change our lives.

There is a solution!

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