From the July 2013 magazine.

July 2013: Gossip Girl

Her visit to see relatives was unexpected--so was her behavior!

STEP SEVEN: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

My flight was canceled. I was halfway home, stuck in the Minneapolis airport late in the evening, with only a pending hotel bill and no luggage. Could I turn this situation into a learning opportunity? That’s what my sponsor would ask, along with, “Accept it, and do the next right thing.”

I remembered that my niece and nephew lived in Minneapolis, but I hadn’t seen them in years. Hoping one of them would be home and available, I tried my niece first. She was excited to hear my voice, lived five minutes...

-- Amanda G.

Fairhope, Alabama