“ Gratitude should go forward , rather than backward . “ In other words , if you carry the message to still others , you will be making the best possible repayment for the help given to you . ”
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No satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done. To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light , to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning , and above all to watch them awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives – these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.’s message.
- Letter, 1959 2. Twelve and Twelve , p. 110