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To Flourish and Grow
She had more than a drinking problem. She had a living problem
It's true what they say about us. At many meetings, I look around and see that we are indeed like a "Titanic Survivor's support group." We completely understand the horror of the voyage. Some of us share our dramatic death plunge into the "propeller," or being "sucked under" and narrowly escaping an icy, saltwater grave. But miraculously we made to the lifeboats and then to shore. Here we sit today, warm and dry, given the gift of yet another day.
Although nothing was funny at all about our fateful journey, when we share with those that "get it," camaraderie, joy and even hilarious...
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