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.
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Love in fellowship.
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…