Whenever I am asked to speak at a meeting, I automatically feel panic. What could I possibly say that would help someone, especially a newcomer? How can I reveal my blunders and mistakes? How will doing this help anyone? Why do I still have so many character defects? All these questions run through my mind and the self-doubt starts to build. The committee in my head roars.

I take a deep breath to clear my head and I say a silent prayer, “Higher Power help me say something that will help someone and please do not let me sound desperate and crazy. Let me share my experience, strength and hope. Let me tell them how the Nar-Anon program has helped me bring peace and serenity into my life. Help me to get the message to those in need.”

I remember I must turn my life over to the care of my Higher Power. Then I am confident that what I say and how I say it will be what someone needs to hear. I hear me give hope as I share my story and reveal the new strength I have found in the program. I trust that what I say is my Higher Power’s will. I know I am being guided to carry the message.

Thought for Today: My recovery and my program are gifts I have received from other Nar-Anon members. When I am asked to speak, this is my chance to pass on some of the strength and rewards that I have received in the program.

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” ~ Ben Sweetland