Daily Reflection Podcast

#139 Giving Without Strings (May 19) - Zach P. (Syracuse, NY)

May 18, 2021 Michael L. & Lee M. Season 2 Episode 139
Daily Reflection Podcast
#139 Giving Without Strings (May 19) - Zach P. (Syracuse, NY)
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Daily Reflection Podcast
#139 Giving Without Strings (May 19) - Zach P. (Syracuse, NY)
May 18, 2021 Season 2 Episode 139
Michael L. & Lee M.

Zach P. shares on the daily reflection for today, "Giving Without Strings".  

Rittenhouse Big Book Meeting (Wed 7pm):
https://aasepia.org/meetings/?meeting=meeting-1904-walnut-st-philadelphia-pa-19103-usa-3-190000&meeting_name=Rittenhouse%2520Big%2520Book&search=rittenhouse

Our Charge (Clarence S):
https://blog.dailyreflectionpodcast.com/aa-our-charge-clarence-snyder/

GIVING WITHOUT STRINGS

And he well knows that his own life has been made richer, as an extra dividend of giving to another without any demand for a return.

— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 69

The concept of giving without strings was hard to understand when I first came into the program. I was suspicious when others wanted to help me. I thought, "What do they want in return?" But I soon learned the joy of helping another alcoholic and I understood why they were there for me in the beginning. My attitudes changed and I wanted to help others. Sometimes I became anxious, as I wanted them to know the joys of sobriety, that life can be beautiful. When my life is full of a loving God of my understanding and I give that love to my fellow alcoholic, I feel a special richness that is hard to explain.

Show Notes

Zach P. shares on the daily reflection for today, "Giving Without Strings".  

Rittenhouse Big Book Meeting (Wed 7pm):
https://aasepia.org/meetings/?meeting=meeting-1904-walnut-st-philadelphia-pa-19103-usa-3-190000&meeting_name=Rittenhouse%2520Big%2520Book&search=rittenhouse

Our Charge (Clarence S):
https://blog.dailyreflectionpodcast.com/aa-our-charge-clarence-snyder/

GIVING WITHOUT STRINGS

And he well knows that his own life has been made richer, as an extra dividend of giving to another without any demand for a return.

— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 69

The concept of giving without strings was hard to understand when I first came into the program. I was suspicious when others wanted to help me. I thought, "What do they want in return?" But I soon learned the joy of helping another alcoholic and I understood why they were there for me in the beginning. My attitudes changed and I wanted to help others. Sometimes I became anxious, as I wanted them to know the joys of sobriety, that life can be beautiful. When my life is full of a loving God of my understanding and I give that love to my fellow alcoholic, I feel a special richness that is hard to explain.