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November 1944

How It Feels to Make One's First Beginnings in A. A.

The First Realization. . .

Harry I. of the New York A.A. is up here at the farm. Seeing he is here for two days, I am pumping him for all I can get out of him on A.A. He has opened my eyes to a lot I never knew. You would be surprised how I have gotten over resentments of family and life in general. I now look at their side of a resentment instead of mine. In doing so it lifts a great load off my chest and makes me see life more clearly. This being sorry for oneself is one of the ways to sap up your normal outlook. To think straight today means that tomorrow with all the other tomorrows will take care of itself. This is a great foundation for thinking clearly. I never should have left T --Hospital without coming up here. I did not know of this place until too late. Plus my nerves being all raw--plus I was trying to fight this thing out by myself, which you can't do alone.

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