We had suffered for a long time from our active alcoholism. Our suffering brought us to a new and better life. We can see that our suffering wasn’t for nothing. It has given us a purpose. Let us think about two lines from the Big Book: “We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others,” and “Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.”
Today, I will remember that my suffering was for nothing if I don’t use the power given to me for the purpose of helping others.