A kind message from a customer in the grocery store turned his AA program around
I had landed back in AA about 12 years ago. I had been many times before, and this time, I still wasn't sure what I wanted. I knew I wanted to get out of trouble at home, work, with the law—I wanted to stop drinking.
I had been coming around long enough to start reading the Big Book and to try to listen during meetings. But it still wasn't long enough to want a sponsor, to work the Steps, or to get a home group. I couldn't see or feel like anything was changing. I was ready to give up. I just wanted to quit.
My Chains Are Gone
AA relieved him of his alcoholism and self-destructive behavior
A Free Soul
In AA he found a freedom that transcended the prison walls
Rebuilding a Life
In sobriety, he was able to put the pieces of his life back together again
The Simple Pleasures
After the turbulence of a drinking life, he appreciates the small things like writing on an April morning