Our lives as recovered alcoholics depend on constantly thinking of others and how we might help them as we have been given this power. Connecting to and using this power to carry the 12-Step message to the world is the foundation of our recovery. Through years of self-discipline relying on our own power to remain sober, we finally surrendered to the fact that a Higher Power can and will do for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves. Now we must go out and help others find their own Higher Power.
Today, I’ll have a constant practice of thinking of others and how I might help them. I will remember the absolute importance of talking to my Higher Power about the alcoholic individual before I talk to the alcoholic about a Higher Power.