most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it
isn't strange that we often let these far exceed their intended
purpose. When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand
that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than
are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart
from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on
earth. That is the measure of our character defects, or if you
wish, of our sins.
This is where long-term hope is born and perspective is gained,
both of the nature of my illness and the path of my recovery.
The beauty of A.A. lies in knowing that my life, with God's
help, will improve. The A.A. journey becomes richer, the understanding
becomes truth, the dreams become realities--and today becomes
As I step into the A.A. light, my
heart fills with the presence of God.