Tuesday, 31 October 2017

One Day At A Time #essentialsofrecovery


SERVICE


“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.””

~ Shirley Chisholm ~

Midway through my first fourth step someone asked me to sponsor her. I was thrilled and eager to share my experience, strength and hope. As my work with my sponsee progressed, something began to happen in my own program. All that I had learned and was sharing with my sponsee reminded me of where I came from and how far I had progressed. I found that my recovery was strengthened through this process of giving away my experiences in program. This service allowed me to keep what I had received.

It is vital for me that I serve the program of OA in all different manners: as a sponsor; as a leader of a step meeting; as treasurer of a local meeting; and by reaching out to newcomers, people in relapse, and others in the OA fellowship. The more I give, the more I receive.

One day at a time…

I will give service to the OA fellowship so that I may remain in recovery.

~ Cindi L ~
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