I thank God for those who came before me, those who told me
not to forget the Three Legacies: Recovery, Unity and Service.
In my home group, the Three Legacies were described on a sign
which said: "You take a three legged stool, try to balance
it on only one leg, or two. Our Three Legacies must be kept
intact. In Recovery, we get sober together, in Unity, we work
together for the good of our Steps and Traditions; and through
Service--we give away freely what has been given to us."
One of the chief gifts of my
life has been to know that I will have no message to give,
unless I recover in unity with A.A. principles.