From the October 1994 magazine.

Your Move

It Has to Begin With Me

Responses from young readers on the topic of singleness of purpose

I recently celebrated my thirty-second biological birthday and I'm nine and a half years sober. At most AA meetings I've attended in the United States, Canada, and the Far East, the AA Preamble has been read at the beginning of each meeting.

I honestly don't believe it could be put in simpler terms nor more easily understandable. If I want those who come into AA to have what I had when I came in, then it has to begin with me. I don't live my life only in an AA meeting and I don't practice these...

-- Mike F.

Corpus Christi, Texas