Short Takes

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A Thought (by Jefferson City Weekly)
"LET'S so live that the preacher will not be unduly embarrassed at our funeral."
What Difference? (by A.A. Tribune)
"SOMEWHERE I heard an A.A. talk and he said, 'I don't know if I'm not drinking because I'm so happy or, so happy because I'm not drinking.' I guess...
Be Sure (by Dallas A.A. Bulletin)
"LET each of us be diligent about taking the inventory--but be sure it is our own and not the other fellow's."
No Surgery (by J.H. Camel Club Chronicle)
"THERE is no surgery by which a new idea can be grafted to a closed mind. Nature couldn't make us perfect so she did the next best thing; she made us...
Temporary (by Dubuque Alanews)
"IN the A.A. business you are stockholder, board of directors, general chairman, policy committee and executive Pooh-Bah. You answer to no one but...
Let Us Examine (by Dubuque Alanews)
"LET us never brand the man who fails as a deserter. Rather let us examine the quality of our leadership as sponsors. The mark of the deserter may be...
Short Takes
I am thankful to be released from alcohol, but I am more thankful to be bound by the responsibilities of sobriety.
Short Takes (by Jefferson City Weekly)
LEARN from the mistakes of others--you don't live long enough to make them all yourself.
No More (by Jefferson City Weekly)
MANY times I have heard new members say, after attending a few meetings, that they were redeemed now and would never drink again. I always think of...
No Greater Love (by The Camel Club Chronicle)
"AFTER one has wallowed in the mire and then finds that there are still those who love him, those who will help him pick himself up from the gutter,...