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Courage to Change:

When I take the Seventh Step (“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings”), I calmly ask for help. I don’t beg or demand; I neither grovel nor puff myself up. I needn’t demean myself, and I have no one to impress. I am simply accepting my place in my relationship with my Higher Power, no more, no less. True humility should never be humiliating. Instead, I can feel honored to take my rightful place in the wonderful partnership I am developing with the God of my understanding.

Humility is said to be perpetual quietness of heart. It means that I do my part and trust God to take care of the rest. Although I may not know how my help will come, I can remain serene. All I have to do is to ask my Higher Power for healing.

Today’s Reminder:

Today, when I ask my Higher Power to remove my shortcomings, I will try to do so with a peaceful heart.

“Humility will help us see ourselves in true perspective and keep our minds open to the truth.” – Alcoholism, the Family Disease

From the book “Courage to Change”. Copyright Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1992