“So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness. Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of the past. But why shouldn’t we laugh? We have recovered and been given the power to help others.” – (Big Book, Page 132)
The Big Book talks about not being a glum lot. When coming into the rooms of AA, a lot of us think that the fun is over now that we have to be sober. By laughing about our tragic experiences, we show the newcomer that we can let go and find happiness. Our experiences are what make us so useful to help others. They help us relate and show someone what things could look like in the future if they walk the same path we did.
Today I will ask God to remind me that my most tragic experiences give me the unique tools to help others. Today I can help other people others might be unable to help because I have walked the same road they have and know the right path to take.