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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,
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.
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.