Another is the opportunity to be of service – because we are changed into people who give instead of people who just take.

The dictionary defines legacy as ‘something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past’ – a gift, in other words, from those who have gone before. Our Three Legacies are gifts handed down to us. We receive the gift of Recovery when we work the Steps. We receive the Gift of Unity when we cling together in love and work together to keep our Fellowship alive.

We receive the Gift of Service when we act for someone else’s benefit rather than our own – because we are now people who can do something for someone else.

Taken from the Chairs address to Forty-Eighth General Service Conference of Great Britain.


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