Lord, you loved me when I was yet in my disease.
Help me to tell others that they are acceptable and loved.
Thank you God, for the wonderful people who so changed my life. Help me pass it on.
Higher Power, please always remind me, that I can only change another through my love. That is how you changed me!
Talk to your sponsor everyday!
If you think you have "nothing to say", write her/him anyway!
Step twelve principle is SERVICE!
Now it's the time to carry the message, and give back what you so generously have been given. Do you remember what you needed when you were new? Time, patience, love, understanding, a listening ear, support, explanations, help, encouragement, willingness and tolerance - a lot of it.
By helping others you HELP YOURSELF. This is your life insurance; you need to keep it alive, in you and with others. By constantly remembering WHO you are and HOW we must keep on working to stay alive without compulsiveness, we need to grow, in spirit, every day. Less selfishness and more Gods-will, all the time. Very simple - not easy. Please remember you will not have a diploma in the mail, we are only one more day abstinent and not masters in 12 steps.
Whenever a compulsive overeater asks for help - for that I am responsible!
Step 12 guarantees:
You have now completed the most important task in your life, and please remember to never stop, never take a break, never slow down, and please never think you are cured. Start over with the first step next week. We always learn something new when we go through the steps. If you found that you need to look into certain areas of your life, try to visit a fellowship that can help specifically with that. Don't be ashamed or scared to go outside your safety zone.
We have only one day reprieve on a deadly illness - compulsive overeating - by the grace of God and this program, our friends, and our forefathers and the most important member - the NEWCOMER. Keep it fresh; keep on working, it always work when WE work it.
What ever you liked in this step study, please pass it on. Whatever you didn't like, leave behind. May God bless you all in your daily work, and thanks for being here!
All the best to you,
The Twelve Steps
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