From the November 2012 magazine.

November 2012: Dear Grapevine

Trudging our way: A cabin on a private lake with four motorcycles and fun in the sun.

We keep showing up
Last year on Thanksgiving Day, I was feeling tired from eating all that turkey. It was also my first Thanksgiving in AA as a meeting chairperson, and I was thinking about what we could read at my meeting later that day. I had just read a story in my Grapevine by a lady from Baltimore who was traveling and was desperate for a meeting. Fortunately, she found one.

So, I went off to my home group to chair my meeting, and because of the holiday, not many people showed up. My friends and I talked about going to a meeting somewhere else, but something told me that we should stay and have a small meeting by ourselves. Lo and behold, some lady from out of town walked into the room expressing her deep need for a meeting—what a “God thing”!

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