The great paradox of A.A. is that I know I cannot keep the
precious gift of sobriety unless I give it away.
My primary purpose is to stay sober.
In A.A, I have no other goal, and the importance of this is
a matter of life or death for me. If I veer from this
purpose I lose. But A.A. Is not only for me; it is for
the alcoholic who still suffers. The legions of recovering
alcoholics stay sober by sharing with fellow alcoholics.
The way to my recovery is to show others in A.A. that when
I share with them, we both grow in the grace of the Higher
Power, and both of us are on the road to a happy destiny.