When we were using it was second nature to blame others for things that were going wrong in our lives. Taking responsibility for anything became virtually impossible. As long as you’re blaming, you can never be responsible. Without being responsible there is no way you can do what you have to do.
We used because someone hurt us, we used because we weren’t hired for a job, we used because people around us weren’t doing what we wanted to do. This is a great example of how we blamed others and the circumstances around us.
In recovery, we can see that the only way we can start getting better is to be responsible and take responsibility for our actions and our feelings. Taking a look at ourselves before we point the finger at someone or something else is a step in the right direction to getting healthier.
I am grateful for the telephone. Today I will use the telephone to be in touch with my A.A. friends. I pray that I can use the telephone to stay connected with others.