scrap the pom-poms

“I’m not talking about putting on a cheerleading outfit and joining the fun committee. I’m talking about assisting others in the pursuit of their goals.”

12 the hard way

Being of use is a lot tougher than it sounds.  For years, all I concerned myself with was getting by, getting through, getting over.  I won’t slow your project down, but at the same time I’m not exactly rolling up my sleeves.

Step 12: having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Here’s the message I’d like to deliver today:  it gets so much easier.  Scratch that; and I’ll use capital letters to emphasize my point: IT GETS SO MUCH EASIER.  Scratch that that; as long as I’m willing to work it.  Of course there’s a caveat.  Nothing’s free.

And I’m not talking about not drinking. I’m talking about taking the program out into the world. When I first walked in, my only aspiration was to climb back to zero…

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