Gotta give it away…

by Daniel · 2 comments

“If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.”  – Loretta Girzartis

The more we give, the more we get.  What is it that we get?  Peace, joy, love, serenity, true sobriety.  The spiritual principles of recovery are simple yet in action are profound.  In order to keep it we must first give it away.  The area of the country I live in today amazes me.  The recovering community is probably one of the largest in all the world.

There are so many young, clean and sober people here that are willing to give of their time and help others to recover it is amazing.  It was kind of culture shock for me at first.  Meetings are full of serious motivated people young and old that are willing to sponsor folks, fulfill service commitments, and put out a helping hand when needed.

Sponsorship is taken to a level I have never seen before.  There has always been the “Guru” types with “Cliches” in the rooms of recovery but here in South Florida “Sponsor Families” persist.  People have sponsors, grand-sponsors, sponsee brothers and sisters, I think you get the picture.  It is amazing to me to see how fast someone will take on a newcomer…

It all comes down to we get what we give, we must give it away to keep it.  South Florida is giving it away!  Life is goooood!!!!

Go, Go, Go…
Dan 🙂

Buy the EBook Click here to buy the paperback book! Download the book for your Kindle

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Joseph G July 27, 2011 at 10:29 am

Hi Daniel
Your posts just started popping up, and I like your positive take . perhaps if your OK to let me post some of your writings on with the appropriate credit.and of course it would be quid pro quo Clarice. Take a look see so that we can dialog.

As a bit of a gift and In the spirit of the Joe and Charley tapes and the book :”The Steps We Took” I wanted to give you a heads up on a Big Book sponsorship website Big Book, Twelve and Twelve, and “As Bill sees it” done with a whit of wit, humor and a slight twist, if you find value pass it on, take what you need and leave the rest the credit for this work goes to God and the fellowship there is no money being made and we adhere to the eleventh Tradition

How to find a sponsee

I can go to skid row that I already know, and like Bob and Bill there is always the hospital. Now I hear tell they come under their own steam, washed but not clean, and desperate for simple instruction. Next time this golden opportunity walks through the doors I will elbow and shove and help them find their seat so that I can continue to grow and make my own recovery complete.

Joseph and Justin together live on (search) RumRadio will air at 9 pm CT every Saturday night, if you decide to participate the call in phone number is 949-534-0621. Mp3 down loads of archived shows will also be made available

Sponsorship a look back to the future

See you on the radio

Daniel July 28, 2011 at 6:57 am

Thanks Joseph, I appreciate it. And please feel free to use what you would like. Also if you would like to do a post and tell everyone about the program and site feel free to send it over to me at

I will also get to listening…

Dan 🙂

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: