Around the Tables

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The Time Is Now (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, I have heard repeatedly about tomorrow's fears and yesterday's guilt, with a number of admonitions about living one day at a time...
The Pain of In-between (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, I have expressed the thought that I don't need to die to know the anguish of hell. It was my residence for twenty-five years right...
The Accidents That Don't Just Happen (by D. W. R.)
"You know what our genius for rationalization is. If, to ourselves, we fully justify one slip, then our rationalizing propensities are almost sure to...
The True Christmas That Changed Me (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, the blessings flow, and continue to flow after the meeting. On a simply magnificent Sunday in June, as I drove through the...
Around the Tables. . . (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, over a period of many 24 hours, I have experienced many versions of the Eighth and Ninth Steps of the AA guide to recovery. As the...
The Prodigal Son (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, I wondered how I was going to make it. What they had seemed so impossible to achieve. Yet I have obtained a lot of what they had,...
Freedom (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, I find youth, zest, imagination, awareness, true friendships, and countless glad tidings of life in its most joyous surroundings--...
Cling to AA (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, there is an abundance of proof of our saying "If you make a call to AA, you belong." I am a newcomer in more ways than one, but it...
Gratitude (by D. W. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES, the wonderments of AA spill forth, only to be surpassed by more wonderments. This morning, when I was thinking of what I owe to...
Nobody Knew
AROUND THE TABLES, thank God, each can be himself. That means a fantastic freedom, but one built on the recognition of the inherent freedom of others.