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Service That Helps

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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,

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