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From the May 2019 magazine.

Building a life

For 40 years now, just like his sponsor said, he’s been celebrating a life worth staying sober for

Suddenly, it was 5:30 p.m. Friends were walking up the steps and into my condo. I had been looking forward to this celebration since the previous November. “Happy 40th, Kent,” a friend said. Then one added, “It just feels weird, bringing you flowers.” 

Thanks to AA, a great group of friends were gathering at my condo today to celebrate both my AA birthday and the fact that AA works.

-- K.F.

Indianapolis, Indiana

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