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Editorial July 2016

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Now there’s a word that wasn’t in my vocabulary for many years. I knew what it meant, of course, but I was not interested in being humble – that was something for losers, low-achievers, and wallflowers. People not like me. I couldn’t be humble anyway because the world revolved around me; at least I thought it did.

I am somewhat ashamed to say that this disdain for being humble continued for some years into my recovery because, whilst I might have been attending meetings on a regular basis and staying sober, I made absolutely no attempt to embark on our Programme. More fool me. Thankfully, today I do not have the heavy burden of trying to be the centre of the universe.  Today, I let someone else shoulder that responsibility – my Higher Power, whom I choose to call God - and what a relief it is to be free. What a release of negativity, of ego, of self, of pain!

In this month’s SHARE we have some thought-provoking contributions from far and wide that cover a huge range of Experience, Strength and Hope.  Thank you to all who have taken the time and trouble to share their thoughts with us. We are now building up a stockpile of articles and hope to publish as many as possible; so fear not, if yours isn’t here this month, it may be in next month’s.  At any rate, please keep up the good work. It is really important that our meeting between meetings is varied and diverse, and carries a strong message to those of us who aren’t able to get to a meeting.

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