November 2012: Thanksgiving is Gratitude in Action
Reprint from Grapevine, November, 1954
Our co-founder Bill W. reminds us of our incredible gifts
We not only feel grateful, we say so with the joy of prisoners set free. We thank God for his light whereby we now see; and for the gift of his grace by which we breathe and live in a wondrous new world.
The pilgrim creators of Thanksgiving day never found a more promising land than ours. They gave thanks for their better chance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We, too, give thanks for those blessings and for many more. We give thanks for all the pains and trials of our mysterious malady, alcoholism. For out of these sufferings have come our incredible gifts of...
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