While I was drinking I reacted with anger, self-pity
and defiance against anyone who wanted to change me. All I
wanted then was to be accepted by another human simply as
I was and, curiously, that is what I found in A.A. I became
the custodian of this concept of attraction, which is the
principle of our Fellowship's public relations. It is by attraction
that I can best reach the alcoholic who still suffers.
I thank God for having given me the
attraction of a well-planned and established program of Steps
and Traditions. Through humility and the support of my fellow
sober members, I have been able to practice the A.A. way of
life through attraction, not promotion.