REMEMBRANCES

Remembering the life, legacy and LOVE of Gene Stepp – Recovery Cafe Indy Member Leader

Gene Stepp was a Member of Recovery Cafe Indy, bring infectious light, love and laughter into the space since October of 2020. Gene brought joy to everyone around him by making each moment, (not minute!), worthwhile. He believed in second chances and in making each day, despite how it started, worth smiling about.

Gene was an active and engaged Member of Recovery Cafe Indy and held a deep love for learning through courses in the School for Recovery, specifically through his involvement with our Culinary Arts Program. Gene served as a Member Leader in the Cafe and spent many hours in the kitchen. He was the first person to greet a new guest into the space, and a friendly face for staff, volunteers, interns and Members each and every day. Gene held a consistent presence in our Cafe and will be missed deeply.

One of the ways that Gene gave back to our community was by inspiring hope through his passionate and genuine storytelling. We would like to leave Gene’s legacy behind by sharing a recipe of recovery that he wrote and shared with our community.

Ingredients
3 Cups of AA
1/2 Cup of NA
1 Tablespoons of CA
4 Cups of recovery
1/2 Cup of listening
5 Cups of love
12 Eggs
2 Cups of tools that apply to you
1/2 cup of GA
1 Cup of awareness
2 Cups of positive people
1 + 1/2 Cups of willingness
3 Cups of acceptance
1 Dash of Flavor
3 Cups of Laughter
+ a little extra love

Mix everything together, bake at 350 for 20 minutes, let it cool, add your favorite buttercream icing and sprinkles. Then, add a little bit of more love.

Thank you, Gene, for being a friend, a role model and a source of light & love to each of us. We love you!

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