It has been said, "anger is a luxury I cannot afford."
Does this suggest I ignore the human emotion? I believe
not. Before I learned of the A.A. program, I was a slave
to the behavior patterns of alcoholism. I was chained
to negativity, with no hope of cutting loose.
The Steps offered me an alternative.
Step Four was the beginning of the end of my bondage.
The process of "letting go" started with an inventory.
I needed not be frightened, for the previous Steps assured
me I was not alone. My Higher Power led me to this door
and gave me the gift of choice. Today I can choose to
open the door to freedom and rejoice in the sunlight of the
Steps, as they cleanse the spirit within me.