THE TWELVE REWARDS

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Definition of The Twelve Rewards: things given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement.
Synonyms of The Twelve Rewards: recompenses, prizes, winnings, awards, honours, benefits, bonuses, gifts, 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.

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Ann C. wrote this “a number of years before”  the 1985 International Convention in Montreal, Canada where she set it to tape at the Oldtimers Meeting.

The Steps in a word
Step 1: Honesty
Step 2: Hope
Step 3: Faith
Step 4: Courage
Step 5: Integrity
Step 6: Willingness
Step 7: Humility
Step 8: Compassion
Step 9: Love
Step 10: Perseverance
Step 11: Spiritual Awareness
Step 12: Service

She wrote it to show the contrast that can take place in any of our lives if we will try to follow the AA principles. We can all have;

1; Hope, instead of desperation;
2; Faith, instead of despair;
3; Courage, instead of fear;
4; Peace of Mind, instead of confusion;
5; Self-respect, instead of self-contempt;
6; Self-confidence, instead of helplessness;
7; The respect of others, instead of their pity and contempt;
8; A clean conscience, instead of a sense of guilt;
9; Real friendships, instead of loneliness;
10; A clean pattern of life, instead of a purposeless existence;
11; The love and understanding of our families, instead of their doubts and fears;
12; And the freedom of a happy life, instead of the bondage of an alcoholic obsession.

All this and more through AA, are we grateful enough? Gratitude will continue the miracle of your sobriety, I found that out. — written by Ann C. of Niles, Ohio – sober April 1, 1948 | More…

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