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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... usefulness.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness.


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View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... usefulness.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... usefulness.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
Universal respect is the key to their usefulness.


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View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... usefulness.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
Universal respect is the key to their usefulness.


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View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... usefulness and pleasure.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
If he does not argue about religion, he will make new friends and is sure to find new avenues of usefulness and pleasure.


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View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... usefulness, in a way of life that ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.


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View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... usefulness to others.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Never was I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others.


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View INTO ACTION chapter   ... usefulness to others.  BB Into Action, p.86  
But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others.


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View INTO ACTION chapter   ... usefulness to you and my fellows.  BB Into Action, p.76  
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... usefulness which we should have sought ourselves.  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We used to amuse ourselves by cynically dissecting spiritual beliefs and practices when we might have observed that many spiritually-minded persons of all races, colors, and creeds were demonstrating a degree of stability, happiness and usefulness which we should have sought ourselves.


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