"Good Housekeeping" Article

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"Good Housekeeping" Article

Postby Brock » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:03 am

From "Good Housekeeping" article, 1954:
 
"When you stand outside a room where a group of Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting, the most frequent sound you hear is laughter. Mellow laughter, which can come only from people who have looked destruction and catastrophe in the face, not once but continuously over long years, and now are free and unafraid. The laughter, in short, of people who hold God's hand and feel safe."
"Good morning, this is your Higher Power speaking. I will not be needing your help today."
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Re: "Good Housekeeping" Article

Postby PaigeB » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:18 pm

AND Belly laughter... Usually, normal folks don't get it. and some who have been harmed by us and our drinking might even find such uproarious laughter selfish & even more self indulgence from the alcoholic.

But from outside the room, you can't hear the tears of joy in a Freedom of release from King Alcohol. You can't see the solemn nodding the the quiet so sharp you could hear a pin drop. You can't feel the feeling of looking into the eyes of someone who is really searching to see if you are telling the Truth or Know that Glint in the Eye means we are telling the Truth.

So much can be missed when one insists on staying outside the rooms. It's something you won't want to miss!
Step 6 is "AA's way of stating, the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job... with most of them we shall have to be content with patient improvement." 12&12 Step Six, p.65
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Re: "Good Housekeeping" Article

Postby Spirit Flower » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:29 pm

Thanks Brock
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