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I was scared, even dreaded the thought that I, me, Cathy, could ever be a sponsor. Who was I to be giving direction to someone else? But someone close to me reminded me that I am not perfect, but I am special, and that I am worth sharing myself. I don't work a perfect program, but I can be a "loving witness" to someone else in program. If I don't share the program that I have learned, I am doomed to repeat bad behavior. I am setting myself up for relapse - at least that is how I feel. My sponsorees keep me IN the program. My sponsorees remind me of the tools, especially the tool of service.

I would encourage you to search your heart, say a prayer, and ask your Higher Power to guide your choice. Maybe this service is for you, maybe it isn't, but let your Higher Power be the guiding force.

                                       Your loving witness,
                                       Cathy


I started sponsoring several months after I came back from relapse over two years ago. It was the first time I sponsored. I didn't think I was "good enough" before. Now I know that sponsorship gives as much back as I give it! It's rewarding and refreshing. I learn from my sponsees. It's not a one-way street. If I had felt needed like that back in 1992 after Dad died maybe I would have kept my behind in program! Just maybe.

My roster is full. I just wanted to second what Cathy had written. If each of us just sponsor a few there would be enough to go around. :)

We do have to give it away to keep it. Sorta like love.

                                       love,
                                       Kåren


I have learned more about myself from my sponsees, and it just reinforces my recovery SO MUCH by giving it away. It IS another word for LOVE.

For me, it is a blessing and an Honor to be able to give this precious Service, it is a Gift from my HP. I need to pass it on in order to keep it.

                                       Linda K.