Joy on the Job

1 min read
1
My family has a very strong work ethic that I inherited. However, I also had blind spots that affected my working life in ways I never grasped until I felt inspired to do a complete inventory of my job history. A new Fourth Step inventory is what it took to open my eyes to all the character defects and shortcomings I exhibited in my work life. I’d had a job loss in 1990 that put me in a downward spiral, including eating compulsively, until 1993 when I found a job with some potential. I threw myself into it with both

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • All Are Welcome

    Q. I keep hearing the term “food addict” when people introduce themselves at meetings. Is …
  • Sharing Service

    My spiritual awakening came after rereading Step Three; I gradually began to trust Higher …
  • Compelling Benefits

    I have been reading Lifeline for years and have loved many articles, but this is the first…
Load More Related Articles
  • Generous, Willing, and Responsible

    Studying and working the Seventh Tradition has been one of the most important gifts of my …
  • Light Reaching Out

    Why would you care about a visibly overweight stranger? A person who needs a chair to sit …
  • What If

    At a recent OA business meeting, our discussion revolved around member retention: how can …
Load More By admin
  • Applying the Traditions

    This year I will celebrate my twenty-first anniversary with my large corporate employer, a…
  • Following Suggestions

    I’ve completed seven years of abstinence and recovery in OA, yet until recently had always…
  • Three Words

    I am alive. When I reflect on the mistakes I’ve made, I realize how lucky I am to be alive…
Load More In How OA Changed My Life
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Generous, Willing, and Responsible

Studying and working the Seventh Tradition has been one of the most important gifts of my …