The Twelve Promises of sobriety describe the benefits you will gain if you work hard on the Twelve Steps.

The promises you will say:

  • Know a new freedom and happiness.

  • Not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it.

  • Comprehend the word serenity and know peace.

  • See how your experience can benefit others.

  • Sense feelings of uselessness and self-pity disappear.

  • Lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in others.

  • Let self-seeking slip away.

  • Feel your attitude and outlook on life change.

  • Let go of the fear of people and economic insecurity.

  • Know how to handle situations that used to baffle you.

  • Realize that God is doing for you what you couldn’t do for yourself.

  • Understand that the Promises of sobriety will always materialize if you work for them.

Action for the Day

Take a moment to notice and offer gratitude for a few of the promises that you are starting to experience. The Promises are a gift. Some may come very soon, and others may materialize over time. Be patient and look around you at the Promises coming true for others.

Thought for the Day

“We are happy when we are growing.”  

William Butler Yeats 

Quoted from the app COR-12.

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