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Daily Reflections – May 19

And he well knows that his own life has been made richer, as  an  extra  dividend  of  giving  to  another  without  any demand for a return. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 69

The   concept   of   giving   without   strings   was   hard   to understand when I first came into the program. I was suspicious  when  others  wanted  to  help  me.  I  thought, "What do they want in return?" But I soon learned the joy of helping another alcoholic and I understood  why they were there for me in the beginning. My attitudes changed and I wanted to help others. Sometimes I became anxious, as I wanted them to know the joys of sobriety, that life can be beautiful. When my life is full of a loving God of my understanding and I give that love to my fellow alcoholic, I feel a special richness that is hard to explain