Just because I do not use drugs does not make me perfect. I came to Nar-Anon because of the addict, the imperfect one. There was nothing wrong with me. I thought I was perfect. It did not take me long to see that I had some shortcomings and character defects. I was not perfect after all!
Nar-Anon introduced me to the Twelve Steps. The steps provided me with a guide, a map for self-discovery and healing. By practicing the principles of the program, I was encouraged to make changes in my life. I discovered a relationship with a Higher Power of my understanding that I could turn to for guidance, help and healing.
The program talks about accepting life one day at a time and letting go of things and people that are not my responsibility. It also talks about taking my own inventory and having the courage to change. I can take the necessary actions to do the things that are my responsibility. In the program, I learn what it takes to improve my life and my relationships with others. I learn how important it is to put the focus on myself. I realize that I am also imperfect, but today I finally understand that it is okay not to be perfect. It is progress not perfection that is important.
Thought for Today: Nar-Anon has shown me that I may not be perfect and it is okay. I am the only one I can change with the help of a Higher Power, and if I keep coming back, things will get better.
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx