“We gratefully follow in the footsteps of many others who have walked this way before us, and we’re gratified to be making footprints of our own for others to follow.” – The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 106

I am grateful that all of you were here when I entered the doors of OA. I am grateful for the founders who left the first footprints for me to follow. I am grateful for the other compulsive overeaters who were willing and happy to share their experience, strength and hope. I am grateful I didn’t have to walk the path alone. Eventually, I found that I could leave footprints for others to follow. I, too, had experience, strength, and hope to share. I am always happy to share with others. We walk together on this path of recovery. We follow the footprints in the sand of those who have walked before us, and we leave footprints for those yet to come.”  – Voices of Recovery, April 14th, p. 105

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