From the April 1956 magazine.

12 Gifts Gratefully Received

IN the past seventeen months since I came to AA I have tried to find out what this fellowship has that attracts us and keeps us.

I finally found that AA bestows twelve gifts on those who earnestly seek them:

  1. Faith with tolerance.
  2. Humility without disgrace.
  3. Friendship without demands.
  4. Fellowship without strings.
  5. Help without interference.
  6. Hope without fear.
  7. Freedom without reservations.
  8. Peace of mind without surrender.
  9. Privacy without confinement.
  10. Promise of reward without threat of...

    -- H.L.S.

    Gardena, California