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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nos vere Gaudium Vivendi | 私たちは本当に生活の喜びを持っています | Realmente Tenemos la Alegría de Vivir | The Joy of Living We Really Have

     The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is."

--Victor Frankyl

     The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word. Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress. Here we experience the kind of giving that asks no rewards. 

--Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, 106:1

     Joy at our release from a lifetime of frustration knew no bounds.  Father feels he has struck something better than gold...He may not see at once that he has barely scratched a limitless lode which will pay dividends only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire product. 

Alcoholics Anonymous, 129:0 (edited)

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Welcome as a witness to a fools journey out of the darkness. I welcome all tidings - you are all my teachers on this path toward a meaningful and purposeful sobriety.

COG, 1st Cl.