Definition of Gift:
A natural ability or talent

Synonyms of Gift:

Talent, aptitude, facility, ability, capacity, faculty, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


What a great gift we’ve been given – ourselves.

To listen to ourselves, to trust instinct and intuition, is to pay tribute to that gift. –The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie | More…

Being the best we know how to be doesn’t mean we’ll escape confusion or pain.
Through the troubling times we learn to trust in a Higher Power; we learn patience; we learn to let go and let God decide outcomes.

The troubling times offer us growth and serenity, our keys to happiness. –Today’s Gift | More…

It’s spiritually moving to realize the truth of our authenticity. To realize that no other choice will ever be just like our choice—to realize that no other contribution will be just like our contribution.

Our gift to life is ourselves. Life’s gift to us is the opportunity to realize our value.  –Each Day A New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…


Gifts to give:
To your friend – loyalty;
To your enemy – forgiveness;
To your boss – service;
To a child – a good example;
To your parents – gratitude and devotion;
To your mate – love and faithfulness;
To all men and women – love;
To God – your life. –unknown

Some people need to restrict how much they do for others and begin doing more for themselves. For years I would walk away with all that you could give me and only thank you because I wanted to return for more! In sobriety I am beginning to change this. –Father Leo | More…

Whatever happens today will be special, and is meant to help us grow in just the right way. Growing up doesn’t always feel easy. We’re expected to be more responsible and thoughtful of others. Sharing, we feel lighter, happier, like after opening a special gift. –Today’s Gift | More…


Mother Earth shares Her special gifts of love with the Women. Women know about bringing forth life and nurturing their offspring. Through this gift of love the Earth really makes the Woman special. Men should look upon the Woman with a Sacred Eye. She should be respected. The Woman is a role model for love. When the Woman talks, we should listen; when she shares, we should be grateful. We should all learn about each other. –Elders Meditations \ More…


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