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Making Amends

 

Well like anyone else who comes into to the halls I had a whole lot of amends to make

 

To family friends and many other people many places I was no longer welcome

 

Amends to the many creditors that never got paid because I drank up their payments

 

This list could go on forever but that’s what I did in steps four and eight

 

Made the big list of all who I had harmed and became willing to make the amends

 

Well that was not as easy as it sounded after I read step nine making direct amends

 

To such people wherever possible I needed help with this I could not just make amend

 

To everyone on my list the second part of step nine accept when to do so

Would injure them or others that really stuck out in my mind

 

I did not know if 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 so I asked my sponsor to guide me thru the amends

 

He helped me with the ones that were best left alone so I did not hurt anyone

 

Today thank God for my sponsor and the wisdom he gave my thru working the steps

 

Thru the teachings of the 12 steps and the help of God and the people in the fellowship

 

I have been taught that if I want the respect of others and have respect for myself

 

I would have to become respectable

 

If I want to be able to be trusted I have to become trustworthy

 

If I want to have dignity I must become honorable trustworthy and respectable

 

In my affairs with others for me this did not happen overnight it takes that TIME

 

I have a deep respect for who I have become with the help of many people with in AA

 

Today I do have self-respect and the respect of my family friends and my home group

 

Respect from almost everyone who I met on this journey to maintain my sobriety

 

Today I try to give back what God has chosen to give me thru 12 steps of recovery

 

To a fantastic new way of Life Today TIME= Things I May Enjoy

 

God bless all

 

 

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