The benefit of working Step 4, taking our own inventory, and Step 8, willingness to make amends to those we have harmed, can help us recognize our character defects. But the best benefit of all is trusting God to remove those shortcomings. 


As we work away from the unmanageability in Step 1 to the Spiritual awakening of Step 12, I pray you see your true worth.

Because today is, “National Love is Kind Day,” we can start by addressing our self-abusive false sense of guilt. 

The Love is Kind Movement reminds us, “We all deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, whether it’s with your intimate relationships, family, friends or co-workers.” Together, let’s take the Love is Kind pledge I,  ____________________ ____________________________ am worthy. I deserve to be treated with kindness. I am lovable. I am enough. I have the right to live my life on my own terms. I deserve to live without fear. I deserve to be heard, and what I have to say is important. I have the right to be my true and authentic self. I take good care of myself so that I can help others and show up more fully. I have the right to honor myself and my boundaries. I deserve to be surrounded by kind, loving and supportive people. My life matters and I have the right to create a joyful, productive and prosperous life.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV).