Peaceful people are trustworthy and likeable. Angry or depressed people often find themselves left alone. When we were using, we were often resentful, impatient, deceitful, and self-centered. We were not trustworthy. If you want others to trust and like you, get rid of your character defects by working steps 4 through 7. Stopping using is the beginning of recovery. We must get rid of our character defects to become peaceful people.
Today my goal will be to make peace in myself, not the acquisition of material things or the control of others. I might need to get rid of character defects to attain this peace so I might even make an appointment with a confidential person to do the 5th step. This will give me a deadline to do the fourth step.