Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is - Radical Training Theme For Day 5 – “It Works, It Really Does.” Why do so many people keep coming to 12 Step Programs? For every alcoholic using Alcoholics Anonymous’ Program seven use it for other living problems. Why? I have to say the other seven do not use our spiritual principles because they admire “un-recovered” alcoholics, most likely because it rings True, and it works. I can only speak for myself, however, for 63 active years in A.A. I can only share my experience, as I understand it. I have seen countless people from all walks of life come and go. For me, just not drinking or doing mind-altering drugs and focusing on what’s wrong instead of what’s good, is not enough. The spiritual principles of A.A. became a way of life, and that is when my world-view took on our Father’s intended meaning. I became a joint heir with those walking their A.A. talk and those who went before us. My promised awakening came. I have witnessed countless others experiencing a divine conscious union with our Father/Creator's indwelling Presence. My greatest teacher said, “I and the Father are one.” We become a channel of our Father’s grace by living Alcoholics Anonymous’ simple, but not always an easy path. I keep on keeping on day by day. Yes, beyond any reason of doubt, “It works, it really does.” Father, I ask You to teach me the difference between giving up, and letting go. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.