From the December 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Honest take

I didn't know if it was too late to suggest for this year's classic Grapevine issue, a repeat of the article, "Happiness Is Not for Me," from the January 1971 Grapevine. I think that it was one of the most honest and heartfelt articles about the struggles in sobriety that many of us have, but are reluctant to express for fear of being admonished as not "working the program." One of the main things that stuck with me was that much of the time I'm trudging on in faith through fear and anxiety. Thanks again and my best to everyone at the Grapevine, a very helpful tool over the years in my journey on the road of happy destiny!

[Editor: This article, and every article that's appeared in Grapevine over the years, is available through the Digital Archive. Information on subscribing is at aagrapevine.org.]

-- JOSEPH A.

Savannah, Ga.

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