From the February 2019 magazine.

Can I help you?

It was late December and I had around nine months sober. I was currently working on my Second Step, yet I wanted to work the Ninth. I wanted my life to be better soon, back the way it was before I destroyed it all. 

I had written a letter to a loved one the previous week, explaining what I was doing and how my life was going. But I acted on emotion and selfishness. I didn’t think. When I got back a response, I was devastated. It brought back all the negative emotions from my past, how worthless I thought I was about all the dirty deeds I had done. 

-- Charles W.

Leesburg, Florida

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