It's usually pretty easy for me to be peasant to the people
in an A.A. setting. While I'm working to stay sober,
I'm celebrating with my fellow AA's our common release from
the hell of drinking. It's often not so hard to spread
glad tidings to my old and new friends in the program.
At home or at work, though, it can be a different story.
It is in situations arising in both of those areas that the
little day-to-day frustrations are most evident, and where
it can be tough to smile or reach out with a kind word or
an attentive ear. It's outside of the A.A. rooms that
I face the real test of the effectiveness of my walk through
AA's Twelve Steps.