From the February 1981 magazine.

A Big Difference

This AA found that by following the guidelines of the program she was assured of a better life

WHAT A DIFFERENCE a day makes when one is sober and can enthusiastically drink in the simple beauties of a new dawn--happy contrast to the "days of wine and roses" when I arose bleary-eyed to consume my first drink of the day.

Sobriety does makes a difference--in more ways than one. It is the difference between sanity and insanity; being honest and lying; being clear-headed and being foggy-brained; responsible and irresponsible; cheerful and grumpy. A positive attitude replaces a negative outlook; faith replaces fear.

-- R. F.

Lake Worth, Florida

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