AA Thought for the Day
March 24, 2019
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I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others
who want and need it badly. I do it for four reasons:
1. Sense of duty.
2. It is a pleasure.
3. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who
took time to pass it on to me.
4. Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance
for myself against a possible slip.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Doctor Bob's Nightmare) pp. 180 - 181
Thought to Ponder
Faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility.
P R O G R A M = People Relying On God Relaying A Message.
A Member Shares:
Hello everyone, I‘m Charlie J and I have Alcoholism. In the past I was more mobile and able to spend a lot of time, face to face 'trying' to help others in AA. Today I am limited to AA-Alive to offer help due to health issues. You are my Home Group. I am glad I have this opportunity to still be of help. For me it is a duty. I knew that AA and the men who helped me, saved my life. So for me it has been more of a moral obligation to 'try' and pass on to others what has been passed on to me. When drinking I was adrift in life. No goals, no willingness to work towards a goal. So it is a pleasure for me as well. Today my life has a purpose. One that allows me to look in the mirror and smile, that I can now be helpful to others. A giver not a taker. How could I not be indebted to God, AA and the members who were/are so helpful? One way I show/prove that I am grateful is by doing what I can to make an installment payment on my debt by trying to be helpful to others. It's an action. One experience of Dr. Bob's was to learn the real value of 'trying' to help others. He called it a kind of insurance against a slip or drinking again if you will. I would have to be insane, again, not to do what ever I could that was within my power to do, to stay stopped. Thank you.
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