We have found that service works best when we have no expectations on the outcomes. ~ 12 Step Literature I find that when there is joy in service, the service provided will be optimal. It serves no one to do things out of pity, people pleasing, or in resentment. The product of such attitudes will… Read More Joy in Service
Ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. ~ AA Step#12. We place principles before personalities. Good gosh, how that concept saved me many a time. In Step #12 we are reminded that no one is in charge, no other alcoholic is the leader or lord and master over any of us at any time,… Read More Principles Before Personalities
Service is the key to getting to the heart of AA. It is what keeps us coming back. ~ Anon Ooops, I over booked; then my computer mouse died. I am up and running again. I spent the weekend at a 12 step convention. There were some powerful messages of recovery. The most meaningful was… Read More Missed Yesterday
AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. ~ AA 12 X 12 We are a motley crew of drunks who manage to have special events, service boards and committees, conventions, etc. that go off seemingly well. I know it baffles newcomers… Read More A Motley Crew
AA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may created service boards and committees directly responsible to those they serve. ~ AA 12 X 12 Gees, it is nearly mid month, I have not even mentioned the tradition of the month, and that is #9. The key word for this tradition is structure. What… Read More Structure
Each group is autonomous, but they cannot thrive and grow without the assistance of their intergroup, district or world service offices. It reminds me of the old phrase: no man is an island. We are social creatures who need the support and compassion of others to help us feel a part of something bigger than… Read More Am I Represented?