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Step Nine

 

Should I expect amends from those that have hurt me well not really it would be nice

 

If I did get amends but step nine is dealing with cleaning up my side of the street

 

 Not demanding or expecting anything in return from the people who I make amends to

 

Not everyone has the 12 steps to a new way of life and this is where live and let live comes in

 

I make mistakes every day and I have step ten to help me deal with the mistakes of today

 

We are taught to make amends for us to become better people and to clean up or own stuff

 

God is going to take care of the rest we learn how to Forgive others so we may move on

 

What others have done to me is on their hands If they make amends that’s OK if not that’s OK

 

Forgiveness does not mean I accepted unacceptable behavior towards me or others

 

Nor does it means I have to face to face forgive them forgiveness but it does free me

 

 

From the bonds these people had on me and it frees my mind of the anger and resentments

 

I had carried for so long God gave me the power thru forgiveness to change my whole attitude

 

Around and that’s all I need in terms of amends from people who did wrongs to me

 

All would like people to make amends to us but reality is that some times they were so grave

 

That we need not see these people again but I had to forgive them for me to move forwards

 

I made all of the amends I had to make to all my family friends and many other People

 

Many places I once was not welcomed and to creditors I made the big list in step eight

 

A list of all who I had harmed and became willing to make direct amends to them all

 

Wherever possible I needed help with this I could not just make amend to everyone on my list

 

The second Part of step nine the big exception when to do so would injure them or others

 

That really stuck out in my mind did I not want to make the amends or would it really hurt

 

Them if I Did was I being self-gratifying or was I being humbly I just did not know for sure

 

I asked my sponsor to Guide me thru the amends I needed to take and he helped show

 

Me the ones that were best left alone today thank God for the wisdom he gave me

 

Working the steps thru the teachings of the 12 steps God and the people in the fellowship

 

 

I have made the amends wherever possible but even today amends do pop up

 

That has to be made as soon as they are recognized and will not hurt another’s

 

Recovery is an on going process thanks to God we are given the time to recover

 

Time to make things right in our lives today God bless

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