From the May 2019 magazine.

Leave it here

Stop and leave everything at the door. That was one of my sponsor’s suggestions and as usual, I didn’t like it. If I leave everything, then I am nothing. 

“Not so,” he would admonish. “Who do you listen to at the meetings?” Well, I knew the answer to that: the old-timers of course; that’s a slam dunk. “Not so,” he would say. “Listen to everyone. A person with two days of sobriety may say something that’s life-changing.” “Not so,” was something I came to expect from him. 

-- Robert D.

Haverhill, Massachusetts

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