AA Thought for the Day
February 4, 2018
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The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to,
the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special
individual skills. The only thing that matters is that he is
an alcoholic who has found a key to sobriety.
- Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, pp. 150 - 151
Thought to Ponder
A recovering alcoholic without a sponsor is much like a ship without a rudder.
S P O N S O R = Sober Person Offering Newcomers Suggestions On Recovery.
A Member Shares:
Jim, alkie. When I went hiking in grizzly bear country, I got a guide who knew the safe trails. And when I wanted to fly a plane, I got a flight instructor who knew how not just to get it into the air, but safely back on the ground. And when I wanted to get sober I got someone who had been there, done that, and still had the t-shirt called a sponsor. Why? Because all three were serious and dangerous and foolhardy to try alone. So, I survived bear country, became a commercial pilot and have 34 years sober.
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