Definition of Example:
A thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule.

Synonyms for Example:

Sample, instance, representative case, illustration, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


Preach always … use words if necessary. –St. Francis of Assisi
I’ve heard it said many times that the Twelve Step way of life is a way of attraction, not promotion.

I can project an image of serenity and recovery by the way I conduct my life.
By using the Twelve Steps to work on my inventory, by promptly making amends when needed, by striving daily to use the tools of recovery, I am assuring alcoholics who are living in chaos and confusion that there is a better way. –One Day At A Time | More…

I am easier led by example than ordered to obey. I am grateful to those who have shown me how it works. Being a trusted servant is humbling. Being an equal part of a spiritual whole is enriching. –“Easier Led By Example…,”/Grapevine

It is a great deal better to live a holy life than to talk about it. Lighthouses do not ring bells or fire cannons to attract attention to their sharing, they just shine. May you be blessed to shine your light upon the world. –Prayables


Every child is subject to the seeds each adult plants in his/her mind. If we plant praise and “you can do it”, the child will grow up with certain predictable behavior patterns. If we plant ideas that there’s something wrong with you or you’re good for nothing, the child will grow up with predictable behavior patterns. We need to honor and respect the mothers who protect the children and plant positive seeds for their growth. –Elders Meditations | More…


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