Morning Person

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Before OA, mornings were a chore. When my alarm went off, I wanted nothing more than to pull the covers over my head and yell “Not fair!” at a God I thought was cruel and punishing. My overeating, my bingeing the night before, had taken its toll. Once again, I was not ready to function. Finding OA and working the Steps shifted my spirit and changed my mind. I took Step One to heart: I am powerless over mornings—but I’m not powerless over the choice of abstinence. When the shift of spirit occurred, I realized God’s grace had blessed me.

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