CARING

Definition of Caring:
displaying kindness and concern for others.
Synonyms of Caring:
kind, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, soft-hearted, tender, feeling, tending, nurturing, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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When we see someone drunk and out of control, can we see the beautiful person inside them?
Step Twelve reminds us that we have to help the alcoholic or other drug addict who suffers. This task has been given to us because we, most of all, should be able to look past the drunkenness and see the person. –Keep It Simple | More…

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In our addiction, we didn’t care about other people, even though we wanted to. We didn’t care for ourselves. We let bad things happen to us. We didn’t care about living. We set no goals, had no fun, smelled no flowers.

In our recovery, we do care. We care about others, ourselves, and life. Our spirits are on the move again. –Keep It Simple | More…

I recognize when I’m feeling angry, and I accept that feeling without shame or blame. I recognize when I’m feeling hurt, and I accept those feelings without attempting to punish the source of my pain. I recognize and feel fear when that emotion presents itself.

I allow myself to feel happiness, joy, and love when those emotions are available. Taking care of myself means I’ve made a decision that it’s okay to feel.

Taking care of my emotions means I allow myself to stay with the feeling until it’s time to release it and go on to the next one. Taking care of myself emotionally means I value, treasure, explore, and cherish the emotional part of myself. –The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie | More…

Being in recovery doesn’t mean things will be easy. We have friends who listen to us, care for us, and help us through the pain.

Because of our recovery program, we’re able to keep hope and love in our lives—One Day at a Time. –Keep It Simple | More…

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