From the August 2007 magazine.

The Little Things

They can make the biggest difference

Those original aas would drive a wet drunk to Cleveland, providing booze if necessary to get him checked into a hospital. Now I hope I have that attitude when it comes to Twelfth Step work."

"We don't get the opportunity to work with new people like we used to, what with the treatment centers and court-ordered folks."

"Seems like I never get Twelfth Step calls from Central Office anymore."

These are laments that I hear regularly at AA meetings.

I wonder why we are prone to dream about grandiose actions when the simple tasks that need doing are right at our feet,...

-- Jim B.

Toledo, Ohio