"We may have all come in different ships, but we’re in the same boat now." Martin Luther King Jr.
The saying above, of course, is from the civil rights era. But it easily applies to those of us in recovery.
In the 12-step programs we meet people from all walks of life.
I've met ex-convicts. Doctors. Homeless people. City councilmen. Real estate executives. Panhandlers. Rocket scientists. The rich. The poor. The educated. And the mentally challenged. Together in one room.
And the great leveler for the diverse people among us is that we're powerless. We're in the rooms together because we share the common challenge of trying to stay clean and sober.
And the brilliance of the Founders is evident in how we are able to assist one another to move from desperation to the safe haven of recovery.
We recognize that we're all in the same boat - and on the same journey.
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