Hello Friends of This24. Thank you for all the prayers and emails,(Albert)(Tom)(PaulDGRIN) and texts, Maggs. And ALL of you!!!I’m going to keep it short and let you all know that this is an AMAZING PROGRAM IF we work it! I have struggled for months with finances promised from the railroad settlement, life in general, and the death of our dear fur baby. I have learned to be grateful for every second of every day! I will leave you with this quote from the daily reflections out of which this24 has been derived:
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.
-Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, pp. 21-22
Defeated, and knowing it, I arrived at the doors of A.A., alone and afraid of the unknown. A power outside of myself had picked me up off my bed, guided me to the phone book, then to the bus stop, and through the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous. Once inside A.A. I experienced a sense of being loved and accepted, something I had not felt since early childhood. May I never lose the sense of wonder I experienced on that first evening with A.A., the greatest event of my entire life.