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"What I do not admit in Step One is just as important as what I do admit. I do not admit that I am a failure. I may feel like a failure,but I've learned in this program that feelings aren't facts. If I stop to reflect, I realize that I'm not diminished when I admit my powerlessness over alcohol. In fact, in some important way, I join the rest  of the human race because we are all powerless over something at one time or another."  From "Hope For Today" Al-anon

It was an important moment in my recovery to realize that I wasn't a failure or a mistake. I wasn't weak or worthless I was just human like everyone else. I had to admit that I was powerless over alcohol, other people, places and things. What freedom.I've been sober 19+ years and I will never forget the relief that came over me the day I surrendered the disease to God, and then when I surrendered my Alcoholic husband to that same God.

It works if you work it.We are all worth it.






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I did feel like a failure as a mom, the one thing I had thought I was pretty good at, when I was feeling really sorry for myself. I know that I did my best and there were things I could have done better but I also realize I can't "fix" things for everyone and when I try I may make things more difficult. I am working on trying to surrender but I will need lots of practice to change effectively.

What an amazing program!

-- Edited by kkmclaughlin on Friday 9th of March 2012 09:31:04 AM

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