From the October 2010 magazine.

WHY IT WORKS

I must admit that when I first looked over our Twelve Traditions hanging on the wall, I thought they were a dumb, boring business charter. I was so smart that I knew they had nothing to do with me, and with that information, I ignored them for as long as I could. That was until the day my sponsor, wise woman that she was, suggested that I go through the Traditions with her just as we had the Steps. It seemed like a corny idea at the time, but she was my sponsor and I did not know you could tell your sponsor no. (I still don't recommend that).

One by one we read them together, studying page after page, looking for the spiritual principles and the practical applications.

-- HEATHER L.

Oceanside, Calif.

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