Daily Reflections

February 21

I'M PART OF THE WHOLE

At once, I became a part -- if only a tiny part -- of a cosmos….

AS BILL SEES IT, p. 225

      When I first came to A.A., I decided that "they" were very nice people -- perhaps a little naive, a little too friendly, but basically decent, earnest people (with whom I had nothing in common).  I saw "them" at meetings--after all, that was where "they" existed. I shook hands with "them" and, when I went out the door, I forgot about "them." 
     Then one day my Higher Power, whom I did not then believe in, arranged to create a community project outside of A.A., but one which happened to involve many AA members. We worked together, I got to know "them" as people.  I came to admire "them," even to like "them" and, in spite of myself, to enjoy "them"  "Their" practice of the program in their daily lives--not just in talk at meetings--attracted me and I wanted what they had. Suddenly the "they" became "we."  I have not had a drink since.

 
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