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Placed Where I Belong

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I stand naked in front of a well-lit, full-length mirror every morning, throw my hands into the air, and say, “I surrender to the possibilities of this day.” Then I thank God for getting my “sturdy” body up and going once again. Though I have a lot of health challenges, the minimum basics of my daily action plan haven’t changed: I read something spiritual, write my daily Tenth Step and other assignments, email my sponsor, respond to sponsees, say the Third Step prayer, and meditate. These practices allow a daily reprieve from my addiction so I’m ready to receive spiritual direction.

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