The Promises

… If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

5 thoughts on “The Promises

  1. eVERYTIME i am asked to do a reading at a meeting I get my words twisted. On xmas day I was asked to read the promises and as usual got my words twisted. However nobody judge me and thanked me. I am greatful for AA fellowship who accepts me unconditionally.
    Thankyou AA

  2. My Uncle past away on June 11th, after finding AA about 20 years ago and getting his life together. He touched many people with his testimony of how alcohol controlled his life and ruined his relationships before AA. My personal thanks to the organization that made the last 20 years of his 61 years productive and happy. Thank You AA.

  3. thanks for these words, iam a wek away, from an a. a. meeting, so this is strengthening my resolve& determination for 1 more days sobriety, love hugh xxx

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