Wings of Love and Support

No one can go back and make a brand-new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.—Loris Ann Greco

Smokers who quit cannot undo all the damage done to their lungs. But they can reduce the problems in the future. Knowing there will be future benefits from not smoking should inspire them to quit the habit. The future can be changed, but the past has to be accepted. When the habit is kicked, so should guilt and regret for past actions be kicked from our memory. Concentration should be on the future and not what has happened in the past.

Our Higher Power and the group allow do-overs just like kids do in a game. The people in the meeting will love and support the new us with open arms. Their strength and guidance is available many hours a day. Neither night nor day, summer nor winter, nor past practices will be obstacles from receiving help from our fellow recovering addicts. They have an inexhaustible supply of love ready to be given as needed. All we need to do is ask.

Once we ask for help, change can occur. That change will affect the outcome of our life. Our past will no longer be relevant to our future. Only our present effort will be counted.

Start today by forgetting the past. Focus on your recovery and change your future. Seek help and active support to make that vital change. Pray, read the Combo Book and other uplifting materials, seek assistance from friends, and begin the task of changing your old habits. Replace those old negative habits with fresh new vibrant and positive habits. It’s never too late!