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.




 At 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.

Big Book  pg. 77


Outline 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


Creator guide me to be of service to others.