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Unread 11-16-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Just being there can be twelve step service. I was in and out a lot in the late 70's to early 80's and it was a real comfort to see the same people (often in the same chairs) I felt like "Wow they are still here and they look good"

Active in service for years I slowed down quite a bit. I've been as high in service as coffee maker to as low in service as DCM. I was area chair for special needs and GSR (most important job in AA according to Bill W.) for a few groups.

We get no promise except another day away from the throes of alcohol but we really end up with a lot more.

So glad to enjoy service (I hated my coffee job and got many resentments over how long I had to do it which was over a year-poor ole me lol)
After I gave the job up, I wanted it back because I then saw how very important it was (it kept me sober and I had to be relied on)

Pass on your zeal to others you sponsor because of the benefit to them as well as to the fellowship (so few choose to do service I'm sure you know)

Easy does it

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