Something to Think about..
A newcomer inquired what’s this 12 step recovery thing all about?  The response:
Your life and mine are made up of four things – Thoughts, Actions, Habits, and Calabamharacter.
The principles of the 12 steps will teach you how to think like a useful and a decent person person, from those new thoughts you will begin to take actions of a useful and a decent person, and from your actions you will in time develop habits of a useful and a decent person, and eventually you will have the Character of a useful and a decent person.
Henry Drummond said this “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.
Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, pure thoughts.  By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.  He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with every-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind-elements operate in shaping his character, circumstances, and destiny.”