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Tuesday Night in England Meeting
July 26

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Speaker Meeting.  ...  Daily Reflection used if no speaker. 

Daily Reflections are copyrighted by AA World Services Inc. and are reprinted with permission.


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?
From the book Daily Reflections

Copyright 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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