Giving Is A Miracle

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – knowing happiness. “Giving is a miracle that can transform the heaviest hearts" (Kent Nerburn). I realized this truth not long after I became active in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was soon clear; those who were joyful, happy and free were active in A.A. service. “To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends – this is an experience you must not miss" Alcoholics Anonymous page 89.  A sure path to happiness; do something for somebody. Even when our life is in a terrible mess, let’s do something for somebody, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. It works; it really does. I’ve found when overwhelmed with problems, and I took time-out to help another person; I would be out of myself long enough for our Father to take over. When focusing on helping another person, I feel much better than I do when I’m dwelling on my problems. Another great benefit from sharing: the next thing I know other people are helping me. I just got an email from a person having their 29th A.A. Birthday. I am happy for that person, and I am happy for me because I know I was part of their growing up in Alcoholics Anonymous. This is perfect timing for me; I needed to be reminded that my life has made a difference. Thy Love, Thy Will be done. 

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