I know in my heart that God’s spirit is ever-present in my life because of AA, the steps and a sponsor. I feel Him, in the love I have for my family, and those whom I call friends. To receive such love means that I have reached a place of giving love to others. I have stopped comparing myself to others – yes, I hear the similarities when I attend a meeting, and have learned to direct my attention to those similarities, rather than the differences. There are common behaviors, just as there are common bonds among those I hold close to my heart. I am not the “unique” individual I envisioned myself to be, at one time. There is an unspoken “language of the heart” among those in the Program, we “know” each other, even when we are strangers.❤