The Promises of A.A.

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.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not.

They are being fulfilled among us-sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Reprinted with permission Pages 83 & 84 Alcoholics Anonymous~ © Copyright 2004 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.