From the August 1991 magazine.

A Family Affair

An old-timer once said, "If you really want to see how people work on their AA program, ask their family what they are like at home."

After over twenty-one years of continuous sobriety in AA, I have found living a spiritual program is not just thinking or talking it. I've found you cannot think or talk your way into right living, but you can live your way into right thinking.

The Big Book tells me I will have peace of mind in exact proportion to the peace of mind I bring into other people's lives. For the most part, I have found those "other people" are the people I live...

-- Bill C.

Chicago, Illinois