will take on new meaning," as the Big Book says (p. 89). This
promise has helped me to avoid self-seeking and self-pity.
To watch others grow in this wonderful program, to see them
improve the quality of their lives, is a priceless reward
for my effort to help others. Self-examination is yet another
reward for an ongoing recovery, as are serenity, peace and
contentment. The energy derived from seeing others on a successful
path, of sharing with them the joys of the journey, gives
to my life a new meaning.