Made a list of all persons we had harmed . . .
—First half of Step Eight—
By the time we get to Step Eight, we’re ready to work on our relationships.
We start by making a list of all persons we’ve harmed. We look at where we
have been at fault. We own our behavior.
Now we’re healing, and we must help others to heal too. Our list must be as
complete as we can make it. As our recovery goes on we’ll remember others
we have hurt. We add them to our list. By doing this, we heal even more.
Remember, this Step is for us. It is to help us stay sober.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me make a complete list. Help me keep it open-ended.
Allow me and those I’ve harmed to be healed.
Action for the Day: Even if I’ve made a list before, I’ll make another one today. I will list
all those I have harmed.