of giving without strings was hard to understand when I first
came into the program. I was suspicious when others wanted
to help me. I thought, "What do they want in return?"
But I soon learned the joy of helping another alcoholic and
I understood why they were there for me in the beginning.
My attitudes changed and I wanted to help others. Sometimes
I became anxious, as I wanted them to know the joys of sobriety,
that life can be beautiful. When my life is full of a loving
God of my understanding and I give that love to my fellow
alcoholic, I feel a special richness that is hard to explain.