My girl and I observe folks all of the time when we are out at the meetings we attend regularly. Every now and then she'll lean over to me and say,
"See So-N-So? The Restoration Process has begun for that one - look at his/her eyes! The lights are coming on! Isn't that AweSome!!"
And I smile and nod...and it is awesome to see a sick and desperate soul coming back to life.
And my girl? She is so excited when she notices this change because she remembers [to the moment] that day in her own life when the Restoration Process began for her. She had to stop what she was doing and call her sponsor to give that woman the great news! That is just the coolest.
Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. All I know is that it's not only one of the Promises, but also one of the Miracles of this Simple Program. To even be able to concede that something bigger than me existed was a miracle in my life! LoL!
AA is about the only thing that has promised me 100% of anything in this life but delivered 1000%!
Remain in Hope, stay active in the program and the Promises will come alive in your own life.