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Happy, Joyous and Free 

The Promises 

If We Are Painstaking 

The Promises
Chapter 6, Page 83-84 of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed
before we are half way through.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

No matter how far down
the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us
—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work
for them.
Reprinted from the book Alcoholics Anonymous with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.