From the January 2020 magazine.

More Than Enough

Fresh clothes, holding your head up, saying hi to neighbors, a warm cup of’s the little things

This morning I was awakened by a dream of embarrassment and fear, and it got me to thinking about self-respect and faith, as well as their opposites, and what life in the Twelve Steps has meant for me.

Before AA I had very little personal promise or much hope of ever changing what I thought was an ongoing spiral into what I called “badland.” I was convinced that I was inherently worthless. I had so often disappointed my loved ones and myself that I felt I wasn’t really worth having any kind of a loving God. Now I know that isn’t true.

-- Judy H.

Claremont, Calif.

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