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His granddaughter's appreciation of meetings taught him a humble lesson
"I like what I get out of them!" That is the honest and candid assessment my 11-year-old granddaughter has of AA. So much is in perspective! In her eyes and world, the gifts of AA are measured in cookies and candy.
I have gotten something different. But I must admit there is an element of truth in what she says. Sometimes I am not engaged with a speaker and find it boring. In those times of self-absorption, I find my own emotions and thoughts much more interesting. I lose gratitude for the gifts AA has given me over the past 31 years, and continues to offer me if I get out of myself...
-- Robert J.
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One Year Later
A sober member celebrating a year looks back on a life with alcohol that began when he was 9 years old