From the October 1956 magazine.

. . .BE Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only, Deceiving Your Own Selves

IT WAS THE LEGENDARY FINAL STRAW (added weight) that broke the camel's back. The same thing can happen to us, alcoholically, if we allow ourselves to become over-burdened with "the cares that infest the day."

First Things First kept me from being a victim of my own folly and procrastination at the beginning of my AA membership. And it's still an invaluable guidepost in my daily twenty-four plan of living.

-- J. F.

Long Island, New York,

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