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Thursday Morning Reflections

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JULY 24th


HELPING OTHERS


Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 20

Self-centeredness was my problem. All my life people had been doing things for me and I not only expected it, but I was ungrateful and resentful they didn't do more.

Why should I help others, when they were supposed to help me?

If others had troubles, didn't they deserve them? I was filled with self-pity, anger and resentment. Then I learned that by helping others, with no thought of return, I could
overcome this obsession with selfishness, and if I understood humility, I would know peace and serenity. No longer do I need to drink.

End of Reading

Jj




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