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Dear Grapevine

At one meeting, a woman handed me a marble with instructions.

My beautiful marble
When I was just a few weeks sober, I was asked to take a business trip to Concord, Calif. After talking with my sponsor, I decided to make the trip. At the end of my first day I was feeling vulnerable and called AA, where I was quickly referred to a meeting that made me feel really welcome. I attended AA every night that week.

At one meeting, a woman handed me a marble with instructions: “If you ever decide to take a drink, throw this away because then you’ll know you have lost all your marbles.”

Now some 30 years later I still... Login to read more
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