Home Service Service That Helps

Service That Helps

1 min read
Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 8.46.50 AM

First of all, service is slimming! Giving service offers me opportunities to give back what was so freely given to me. I don’t have to pay my sponsor; I simply get to follow some really good orderly direction. These things are all service: making coffee; moving chairs; cleaning the rooms; giving rides; reading at meetings; sponsoring; serving as treasurer or secretary; sharing experience, strength, and hope. Service is very important, and while it requires a lot of character, it also builds character. Giving is liberating. It relieves me of myself. Giving service is an amazing opportunity to build patience, integrity,

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Service and Belonging

    Our First Tradition states, “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depen…
  • Much in Common

    I came into program in May of 1985. I didn’t think I could possibly fit in. I was finished…
  • Part of the Mosaic

    We all belong! We all belong! We are like pieces of a puzzle individually coming together …
Load More Related Articles
  • Recovery Dance

    In my dance class tonight, I raised my hand and asked for help with a troublesome step seq…
  • Twelve Tools for the Road

    On December 14, 2016, I was struck abstinent at the close of my first OA meeting. I’d blur…
  • Trash Talk

    In the years following high school, I couldn’t hold down a job for more than eight consecu…
Load More By admin
  • Live and Learn—and Serve

    If I accept the circumstances I am in, I am given the opportunity to learn and serve. To l…
  • The Blessing of Technology

    I first came to OA almost seventeen years ago. At that time, I lived in a large city where…
  • Now Serving

    Service is a favorite Tool of mine. Carrying the message to the compulsive overeater who s…
Load More In Service
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Recovery Dance

In my dance class tonight, I raised my hand and asked for help with a troublesome step seq…