March 2021Special Section
This month’s Featured Section is “Making Amends.” AA members share stories about their experiences making their Ninth Step Amends. Also included are powerful stories of hope by members during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Sealed & Delivered
When I was new to the program and would hear “How It Works” read at the beginning of meetings, I tried desperately not to listen when they said the Eighth and Ninth Steps.
Kind, Benevolent, Caring
I started attending AA meetings at age 44 while I was in a treatment center. Until that time, I was self-reliant to a fault.
It was late October of 1978 in Novato, California. The weather was cold and frosty. The grandmother of my husband (now my ex-husband) lived nearby and she came over for a little visit.
Grapevine Daily Quote March 2
“Two or three years ago the Central Office asked the groups to list their membership rules and send them in. After they arrived we set them all down. They took a great many sheets of paper. A little reflection upon these many rules brought us to an astonishing conclusion. If all of these edicts had been in force everywhere at once, it would have been practically impossible for any alcoholic to have ever joined Alcoholics Anonymous.”
Count your days here.