“Each group has but one primary purpose, to carry its message to the depressed person who still suffers.”
FIFTH TRADITION OF DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS
I think this is what keeps me going through out my week, namely, to know that there are people out there that will support me in my moments when I want to sad myself. I am grateful for all the Twelve Step programs of recovery which help me let go of my need to sad myself. I am grateful that someone told me about Depressed Anonymous and now, since I am feeling better, I am carrying the message of hope to others like me.
I have a message of hope to give to others who keep coming back to the Depressed Anonymous meetings. I am convinced that it is the group and their understanding of my depression that makes me feel accepted and understood. I carry the message of hope to all those others out there who want to get better.
Today, we pray that our potential for carrying the message of hope to others who are depressed will be strengthened in us. We want to be a channel of God’s healing power.
Source: Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for 12 Step Fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Pages 116-117.