Humility Brings Hope – As Bill Sees It #325

Now that we no longer patronize bars and bordellos, now that we bring home the pay checks, now that we are so very active in A.A., and now that people congratulate us on these signs of progress — well, we naturally proceed to congratulate ourselves. Of course, we are not yet within hailing distance ofContinue reading “Humility Brings Hope – As Bill Sees It #325”

Legacy Of Resentment – Grapevine Article December 2010 by Tom L.

Chains of bitterness toward his mother are shattered through forgiveness Returning from school, halfway down the hall leading to my apartment, I smelled the familiar mixed odors of smoke and booze. With dread in my heart, I knew what I was about to face: my drunken mother in her messy housecoat, sitting on a chairContinue reading “Legacy Of Resentment – Grapevine Article December 2010 by Tom L.”

On Blind Faith – Grapevine Article August 1980 by D.M.

I BELIEVE hope is the one, all-inclusive reward of sobriety. I further hold that hope and my restoration to sanity are closely and necessarily related. When I first came to AA, I had only a store of negative and painful experience; I had little strength, just enough to make that desperate try at AA. ButContinue reading “On Blind Faith – Grapevine Article August 1980 by D.M.”