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You Let Me In
A member reflects on how important the Third Tradition was in the beginning
When adopting the Third Tradition, early AAs decided that people like me were welcome in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. I had a desire not to drink. And you let me in.
When I first walked into AA, I was told, "We're so glad you are here," and, "keep coming back." I did. And I've been coming back for many years.
An older man in the group bought me a Big Book. As he gave it to me, the sparkle in his deep blue eyes showed compassion and understanding. He seemed to know who I was. I certainly didn't.
I went back to those meetings almost every night. However, my...
-- Terryl A.
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