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Five simple rules of happiness:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
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Communicating with God
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"Every sponsor is a leader. The stakes
are about as big as they could be. A human
life and usually the happiness of a whole
family hang in the balance. What the sponsor
does and says, how well he/she estimates the reactions
of his prospects, how well he/she times and makes his
presentation, how well he handles criticisms, and
how well he/she leads his prospect on by personal
spiritual example -- these qualities of leadership
can make all the difference, often the difference
between life and death."
from "Leadership in A.A.: Ever a
How Sponsorship Works
New 12 step members are encouraged to ‘find a sponsor’ as soon as
possible after entering a 12 step fellowship. With many new members
the first thought that pops into mind is why?
New members often enter the recovery program with
their mind full of why questions: why me?, why did it happen?, why couldn’t
I control my gambling?, why couldn’t I stop on my own?, and many others.
A sponsor’s initial responsibility is to help the new
member to understand the particular recovery program and how it will work. This
may involve explaining the practices and procedures that will be encountered
when attending meetings, and dispelling the misunderstandings and fears that
many newcomers have. It is easier to get an explanation, from one individual in
private, why something is done a certain way, than it is to ask a room full of
A sponsor becomes a tangible link for the newcomer to the
program. Sometimes newcomers encounter problems that cannot
wait until a regular meeting for resolution, but need immediate attention. A
sponsor is available to allow the member to share the problem and to provide
guidance in its resolution. The sponsor’s role is to assist in the newcomer’s
recovery, not to do it for them.
Many addicts have shut out everyone and everything while
using. To recover from their addiction members need to let others in.
Attending meetings regularly, and sharing is one of the ways that new members
can begin the recovery process. Many new members have experienced
difficulty sharing at meetings, and encounter even greater difficulty when
the issues are of a deep and personal nature. It is these times when the new
member requires someone in whom they can confide. This is the role of the
A sponsor is a member of who has been in the program
"long enough to acquire a mature understanding of the recovery
sponsor should be someone in whom you have trust, as you will be confiding to
them matters which you may not wish to disclose in a meeting."
A sponsor should be chosen as soon as possible after entering the recovery
program. The sponsor should be someone whom the new member can relate
to; someone who may have had some of the experiences the new member had
while gambling, or any other aspect upon which a bond may be established, and
not simply because they are a 'nice person'.
A sponsor will make every effort to be available to the new member to offer
alternative thoughts and options on the issues that are troubling a new member.
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