Do I set it forward or back one hour? What is that saying? Oh, yes spring forward, fall back.

November 7th signals the end of Daylight Saving Time, and in the autumn of my life, after 30-years of Al-Anon and Life Recovery meetings, I still practice the 12-Steps.

Why? Simple. I do it because I need to keep my codependent spring forward, fall back behavior in check.

When I was married to someone who had a substance abuse disorder my decisions and beliefs shifted from hope to despair and back again—always dependent on the addict’s mood.

As a long-time enabler, I tried to control time and events to keep things safe and peaceful. If fact, manipulating time and events was something I thought I did well. My overdeveloped sense of responsibility made me believe that I could fix everything and everyone.

What about you, does your need to please others have you springing forward only to find yourself falling further behind?

Even though the days may seem shorter during the long winter months, there are countless 12- Step Zoom meetings you can attend to keep your codependent or addictive tendencies under control.

Need help, Google 12-Step meeting that applies to your situation. And remember, I’m praying for your forward progress.

And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding (Hebrews 6:3 NLT).