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Friday, November 21, 2008

giving back



it can start with a coffee commitment,
ride to a meeting or taking a phone call.

the simple act of shifting focus off of self,
controls ego and instills a sense of pride
and genuine humility.

you may ask,"but i only have 60 days,
who can i help?
remember. there is always someone coming
into recovery after you.
your place in the journey may be inspiring
to someone fresh out of rehab,
or attending their first meeting.

i firmly believe we are all teachers;
yet we remain students also.
we can lead by example and also
follow those who inspire through
word and deed.

the rewards of service are twofold;
by helping others, we carry the message
of hope and reinforce our own resolve
on the path of progressive wellness

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3 comments:

Indigo said...

True words of wisdom. I live it figuratively and literally...some days I overdo it though and need to remind myself I won't do anyone any good, without rejuvenating my own soul. (Hugs)Indigo

Findon said...

Service is a great thing. Especially for learning tolerance and understanding. Noticed you've paid me a visit john. Nice to meet you.

Shadow said...

beautifully said!

 
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