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June 2012: The Greatest Friendship He Ever Had

An old-timer taught him the beauty of showing up and sharing love

I was less than a year sober and I was determined to go to any lengths. At the time, I had a sponsor and I was chairing meetings. The group that I sobered up at had a custom to transition the meeting to a Step One, Two and Three meeting when newcomers showed up, or when members who had relapsed came back. We did this because we felt that the newcomer was the most important person in the room, so we wanted to focus our meeting on helping them. I signed up to chair the Wednesday night meeting, and a lot of newcomers were coming in. I was serving the group as a trusted servant, but I had no... Login to read more
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