With the self-discipline and insight gained from practicing
Step Ten, I begin to know the gratifications of sobriety--not
as mere abstinence from alcohol, but as recovery in every
department of my life.
I renew hope, regenerate faith, and
regain the dignity of self-respect. I discover the word "and"
in the phrase "and when we were wrong, promptly admitted
Reassured that I am no longer always
wrong, I learn to accept myself as I am, with a new sense
of the miracles of sobriety and serenity.