— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115
By the time I had reached Step Three I had been
freed of my dependence on alcohol, but bitter experience
has shown me that continuous sobriety requires
Every now and then I pause to take a good look
at my progress. More and more of my garden is
weeded each time I look, but each time I also find
new weeds sprouting where I thought I had made
my final pass with the blade. As I head back to get
the newly sprouted weed (it’s easier when they are
young), I take a moment to admire how lush the
growing vegetables and flowers are, and my labors
are rewarded. My sobriety grows and bears fruit.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.