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JULY 26th

THE "WORTH" OF SOBRIETY


Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting,
declining outside contributions.

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 160

When I go shopping I look at the prices and if I need what I
see, I buy it and pay. Now that I am supposed to be in
rehabilitation, I have to straighten out my life. When I go
to a meeting, I take a coffee with sugar and milk,
sometimes more than one. But at the collection time, I am
either too busy to take money out of my purse, or I do not
have enough, but I am there because I need this meeting. I
heard someone suggest dropping the price of a beer into the
basket, and I thought, that's too much! I almost never give
one dollar. Like many others, I rely on the more generous
members to finance the Fellowship. I forget that it takes
money to rent the meeting room, buy my milk, sugar and
cups. I will pay, without hesitation, ninety cents for a cup
of coffee at a restaurant after the meeting; I always have
money for that. So, how much is my sobriety and my inner
peace worth? 

End of Reading

7/19/14  KL

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