Green and Growing

A friend of mine once said “People call Step Ten the permanence but I prefer to think of it as the Growth Step. I’d rather be green and growing than to be ripe and rotting!” ~ Wanda S.

Step Ten:  Continued
to take personal inventory
and when we were wrong,
promptly admitted it.
Steps Ten, Eleven and Twelve
certainly are The Maintenance Steps…
what we do or the rest o our lives,
“practicing these principles in all our affairs”
but we certainly do not stop growing
stop improving, stop learning after Step Nine.
The next three obviously assume
daily development and growth.
In relationship with all around us, with God,
and with those who still suffer
from the compulsion
that once ruled our lives.
We must continue to grow
in relationships, becoming better people.
Let’s not assume we just keep our past progress
but be green and growing
rather than settling
with being be ripe and rotting!
“More gifts are in store for us
as we continue working the program
and experiencing the miracle
of permanent recovery,
one day at a time.”*







*Overeaters Anonymous. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition . Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.. Kindle Edition.