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Tradition 8: Labor of Love

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I remember when I was new to OA. I sat with my first sponsor, going over my journaling on Step One. It took quite a bit of time, and I couldn’t believe how patiently my sponsor sat there, listening. She wasn’t giving advice. Periodically she shared her experience, strength, and hope, but mostly, she just offered the gift of understanding. I was amazed that I wasn’t paying her! She accepted me even though we had only known each other for a short while. She even said I was helping her. The gift of sponsorship is so powerful because it is

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