From the October 2009 magazine.

Take a step back

An AA works at not letting emotions take over

I've been thinking a lot about something a friend in my home group told me a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't seen or chatted with Finn in a while, so we were catching up briefly outside after the meeting. I commented that he looked like he was doing well, looked happy and all that.

He replied, "My sponsor told me once that how I feel doesn't necessarily have anything to do with reality."

-- BERNARDO

Portland, Ore.

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