Uniquely Useful

Through the Program of A.A. I was introduced to my Higher Power, I choose to call mine God. Acceptance of the spiritual in the Program is essential to my recovery. I am no longer fighting this battle alone, I now have a power greater than me and greater than my disease. Part of that process is carrying the message to those that are still suffering. I have gained some knowledge about spiritual principles, what they are and how to put them into practice in my life. One of those principles is service – to fellow alcoholics, to the A.A. Program, to all those yet to come through the doors of A.A. We are all given the opportunity to be of service in a variety of ways, from pouring coffee to sponsoring, to supporting General Service, financially. Being of service to others helps to keep the doors to the Program open. Service is just one of three Legacy’s our Program is founded on, the other two are Recovery and Unity. Our lessons continue.


4 thoughts on “Uniquely Useful

  1. i also no longer need to fight this battle alone . . .
    in fact i no longer need to fight anyone or anything,
    sounds Chicken-S#!T, but actually takes quite an effort,
    i find it true that anger is the dubious luxury of normal people,
    and me, “I” ain’t normal. keep trudging my friends.

    ps. my blood type is B+ (for real)
    my attitude should match if i wish to be serine.

  2. Grateful this morning for our wee band of brothers and sisters, healing and growing together, in the solution.
    The changes were so subtle, and then one day I found myself helping somebody else, and hearing something in a meeting which suddenly seemed perfectly obvious.
    Had I arrived?
    Was this the end of my recovery?
    Had I been transformed?
    In my personal experience, not at all, it was simply the barest of beginnings.
    And I could only keep it by trying to give it away.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Yes, I think, the barest of beginnings! Lately, I’ve been thinking that too much of my life is taken up with AA. Sponsoring, working at different positions in the AA network, the many meetings I go to. A high percentage of my social life, outside of family, is AA related.
    At first, I looked at it as a negative, that, as with all things, there must be a balance. So, I wrote these things down. I’m pretty well balanced! And the conclusion I came to was that at this time in my life, AA is very important to me. I love sponsoring women and so far, the ones I’ve sponsored have grown and are making sound foundations. I am right where I should be and will embrace my involvement in this 12 step way of life.
    I’ve already got a summer sponsee, a daughter of an AA friend here and some great connections to continue my journey in New England!
    All these changes and the one constant for me, is this24! Thank you Bonnie for your tireless work. I am grateful to no end and our wonderful group of trudgers here!! I am grateful for you ALL!
    What can I do today….what is the next right step…..

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