No words have ever been truer. It is not about me any more. I am now to give back to someone, just like it was given to me. That all started from day one in AA and continues today…
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I can’t help others if I don’t help myself first. If I want to be a good mother, father, daughter, sister, brother, friend, or partner, I must first make sure I am healthy and strong in my own recovery. Once I am stable I will have the ability to bring joy and love into any relationship. I was told a relationship is what is between you and me. So that means everyone and anyone I come into contact with. But remember I COULD NOT GIVE AWAY WHAT I DID NOT HAVE….I have to “GET IT” first. And what was “IT?” It was my own sobriety. It took TIME, LOVE and ATTENTION from the people with the Experience, Strength and Hope before me…the and only then was and am I able to offer my Experience, Strength and Hope by giving newcomers and any people I have relationship(s) with my TIME, LOVE and ATTENTION!!
EXPERIENCE STRENGTH HOPE
TIME LOVE ATTENTION