Living Abundantly

Abundant living is what is available to us all when we “give” of ourselves to others. Carrying the message requires extensive work, and it is done in a multitude of ways. When I relate my “story” about my path to the rooms of A.A., that is a form of giving to others. When I meet with a sponsee and we talk – that is a form of giving to others. When I make coffee, Chair a meeting, or serve as the Secretary – this is also a form of giving. There are many ways of giving to others – and today I work to give of myself wherever and whenever I am called to do so. I do not give because I expect to be patted on the back or otherwise esteemed for my actions. My motive for giving is simple and direct – I give because I can, I give because it is needed, and I give because it is the right thing to do. A. A. has taught me how to give of myself; my time, my money, and my experience, strength and hope. I am blessed beyond measure, and now it is my turn to pass my blessings on to others – that, to me is truly abundant living.


5 thoughts on “Living Abundantly

  1. Thank the Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in His hand.
    My soul rests with Him, my Anamchara.

    As I meditate on the idea that “as a man thinketh, so he is he” I wonder how old ideas dominated me so long and even though I was as we say today functional under the ground rules of my workplace and the mores of society I realize this is not the full potential for more is to be revealed and until we let go of our old ideas the result is destined to be nil or lacking.

    Of course this is speaking of absolutes but that is the only thing that will do when confronting most diseases and especially those which center in our minds; In this case referring to my number one offender which was resentment and still may be resentment if I am not ever vigilant.

    If I don’t learn to practice instant and continuous forgiveness I am doomed to be a resentful dry drunk.

    What is the key; what is the Golden key?

    Many references are present on the World Wide Web on this concept but the central belief is that wherever God is, so is His Kingdom.

    And the follow-up question is what is his kingdom?

    What comprises his kingdom?

    Is it peace and serenity?

    So how do we or how do I as a limited and in many ways a frail and weak individual bring this into fruition?

    I have found it in prayer.

    I have found it in simply thinking of God.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic. – Georgia, US of A.

  2. Thank you Bonnie and Harry both.
    Big league, heavy duty stuff.
    When I was first coming into the rooms I could not relate to either of these
    wonderful concepts- either The Golden Key or Abundant Living Through Service.
    Today they embrace the very essence of what I try and achieve.
    On a good day.
    But even during the not so good moments, I know that they are there and that my power of choice in the matter has been restored.
    And that is a miracle.
    Grateful for the Gift.

  3. Top of the morning family,
    Abundant living comes when I move out of my comfort zone: fear of not being in control, fear of failing, and feelings of inadequacies. My self-esteem is based solely on my daily relationship with my Creator. Service to others takes me out of myself and focus’s my life on another person, place, thing, or situation.
    – #4 of my daily must do: Happiness IN, face my fears.
    – #5 of my daily must do: Happiness OUT, serve others.
    My sponsor tells me, that my life is no longer my responsibility; my responsibility is to His children.
    Today is a good day to have abundant day.

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