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On a Wing and Prayer
Seeing a trapped bird freed reminded him of his own journey into sobriety
During a workshop I attended, a sparrow flew in through the front door of the building. It was the only open door and the bird flew around, dazed and confused.
This bird had been me. I was dazed and confused. I was stumbling around, banging into things. I was in a place, or state of mind where I couldn't find any way to escape. The bird was doing the same thing, flying into walls and windows. Also, like me, he was scaring people in the process. People were trying to help us—both the bird and me, but we wouldn't allow it.
Cookies and More
His granddaughter's appreciation of meetings taught him a humble lesson
She found herself opening up to Step Three after a friend shows her that it's a personal journey
The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Getting sober helped to break her emotional isolation and taught her how to turn it over
One Year Later
A sober member celebrating a year looks back on a life with alcohol that began when he was 9 years old