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From the September 2012 magazine.

September 2012: Editor's Letter

Sobriety can be tough sometimes, which is why we can always use a good laugh. In this issue, we feature light and humorous stories by AA members that make us smile. They remind us not to take ourselves too seriously and to strive to be “happy, joyous and free.”

In “Holy Order of Doorknobs?,” a newcomer having a tough time with “the Higher Power thing,” finally gets a handle on it. Who knew reading the The A.A. Service Manual could be so rewarding? While searching through the Concepts one day, two service-minded alcoholics get a pleasant surprise in “The Hiding Place.” Sick with a hangover in church one Sunday, an alcoholic tries to make it out the door, but instead meets divine intervention in “Heave Ho!!” Talk about going to any lengths—in “Roll Backward,” an alcoholic comes up with a unique trick to help her remember to change. And in the sweet essay, “Time to Laugh” a member explains why AAs love to see humor in the things we say and do.

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