Living the Program

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Working the program is a good start
but by no means is it a good lifestyle.
We begin by acting as if, by trying to live
according to the Steps as we understand them,
by listening, by learning. After a while
we finally grasp the concept of Step Three
and that last line in the 12 and 12
becomes real not just in our minds
but in our life: Once we compulsive eaters
truly take the Third Step,
we cannot fail to recover.
And, having fully surrendered
to a Power greater than we are,
then, it is not an act, but a habit.
We are living Recovery!

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.