From the March 2019 magazine.

Love = time

A sober husband learns to show love with a sponge, a little dish soap and lots of patience

At one of my meetings, a member once quoted an old-timer: “How do you spell love? You spell it t-i-m-e.” 

When we were drinking, we AAs may have claimed to love many things, including our families, but if you look at how we chose to spend our time, the truth of the matter was plain to everyone. Everyone but ourselves, that is. After Step Nine, the Big Book says that “we will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.” 

-- Peter H.

Buffalo, New York

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