Alcoholics Anonymous is changing in many ways because of the changes in the communication arena. We can reach a so much bigger audience today than we could in days gone by. But the basic premise of one alcoholic helping another is still a valid point of the Program. Today there are more avenues to communication with others, than there were in the past. I think it’s great to have the means to “talk” with others, any time, any where. But while it is another means of “sharing” it does not replace the meetings, and the one on one, face to face, time with another alcoholic. It is a different time now, and our means of communicating with each other has changed drastically in the past few years. It’s like letter writing, who does that anymore? I remember when we used to write letters, and mail them, and wait for weeks to get a response. Now we have the Internet. We all have our cell phones, which provide us with message service, voice mail, and phone calls – not to mention Email, which is yet another means of communicating. Most homes now have a computer, which offers even more ways of “talking” with others – so our lack of means is not the problem when it comes to discussions, sharing, or carrying the message of A.A. The world is changing, and has been changing since it’s inception – and that is also true of me, I am changing and have been changing since my feet crossed the threshold of the A.A. Fellowship door. It’s a dynamic world we live in – exciting, changing, challenging, and always full of possibilities!!

Photo and Reflection courtesy of Maggs!!

Photo and Reflection courtesy of Maggs!!

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