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Once you have decided who you want to ask, all that is left is the asking.  You simply say, "Would you be my sponsor?"  Most of the time people answer, "Yes".  It is an honor to be somebody's sponsor and it helps to give away what we have so we can keep it.  On some occasions you will find someone to say, "No."  Usually the answer is something to the extent that they have too many sponsors and a lot of other things going on right now.  Someone saying, "No" is OK.  Just don't give up.  That only means that there is someone else out there meant to be your sponsor.  Keep asking and you will find your sponsor.

I knew when I met my first sponsor, that she was the one I would ask.  I have a parent in a 12 step program and she said, "...I have been praying for you for five years."  I figured anybody who could wait that long and aide in something happening for me, needed to be my sponsor.  She was funny, kind, considerate and straight to the point.  It took me 2 weeks to ask her to be my sponsor and I thought it would kill me!!!  It was hard but worth it.  She helped me acquire a good foundation for my sobriety and for that I am very grateful.

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