I used to be a liar cheat and a thief. Today I still am a liar, cheat and a thief, but the frequency, duration and severity has decreased VERY, VERY substantially. The result is that I am less stressed over trying to have to cover up my lies. I also hurt others less and actually help them often. I am more connected to others and my Higher Power. I realize today that my Higher Power wants me to live by spiritual principles like honesty, purity unselfishness and love.
Today I will remember that my goal is progress, not perfection and that we are not Saints. I will try to reconnect to positive spiritual principles. I will try to follow suggestions like substituting resentment with understanding. Most of all, I will practice not pick up the first drink or drug.