November 05, 2005

Helping Others Helps You

We realize now that we were excessively self-centered, chiefly concerned about our feelings, our problems, other people's reactions to us, and our own past and future. Therefore, trying to get into communication with and to help other people is a recovery measure for us, because it helps take us out of ourselves. Trying to heal ourselves by helping others works, even when it is an insincere gesture. Try it some time.

c. 1998 AAWS, Living Sober, p. 85

Thought to Ponder . . .

Every time I encourage, I receive courage

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