My son, when you grow
up you should see that you are of some benefit to your fellowman...Blessings
are not obtained through mere desire alone: They are not obtained without
putting yourself time and again in proper mental condition...It is always good
to act correctly and to do good, the old people used to say.
the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is not an end in
itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God
and the people about us.
Book pg. 77
the program of action, explaining how you made a self-appraisal, how you
straightened out your past and why you are now endeavoring to be helpful to
him. It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to
him plays a vital part in your own recovery. Actually, he may be helping you
more than you are helping him. Make it plain he is under no obligation to you,
that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes
his own difficulties. Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of
other people ahead of his own.
Big Book pg. 94
guide me to be of service to others.