December 2020Special Section
This month’s Featured Section is “Remote Communities & Sober Holidays.” Members share hopeful stories about helping alcoholics having trouble reaching us. Plus sober holiday stories! Also included are powerful stories of hope by members during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Making Peace with the Holidays
It was 1984 and Christmas was approaching. I hadn’t had a visit nor heard from a single friend or relative since I had moved into this recovery house more than three months earlier.
A Whole New World
Picture this: It’s 15 years ago and it’s my first year living in Dallas. I’m on the road heading back home to Midland for Thanksgiving and the sense of dread in my stomach is potent.
Welcome to Key West
It wasn’t cancerous, the doctor told me, adding that it would be if I didn’t stop smoking. As our conversation progressed, he asked how much I drank.
Grapevine Daily Quote December 5
“By 1937, some of us realized that AA needed a standard literature. There would have to be a book ... Well, we did quarrel violently over the preparation and distribution of that book. In fact, it took five years for the clamor to die down. Should any AAs dream that the old-timers who put the book together went about in serene meditation and white robes, then they had best forget it.”
Count your days here.