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We’ve heard it say so many times, a fact that we hold dear
Just when you down you’ll often hear just what you need to hear
A member shares what’s taking place that has them so distressed
And you relate, you understand, the feelings they expressed

It helps you know you’re not alone with what you’re going through
Some other folks have been through worse but they knew what to do
So, open up and share with them, you may find by your candor
That someone else has felt the same and may possess an answer

At other times you’ll hear something that cause you to consider
A thought you have not had before, a new idea emitter
A nugget’s what I call these bits of useful information
To guide me through my program with a new found realization

Members often talk about the how great life has become
Beyond their wildest dreams since drinking had been overcome
I did not feel that way and thought there’s something wrong with me
My wildest dreams were fantasies, a rock star wannabee

One day a fellow shared that he had often felt the same
He’d worked his program, best he could, yet sometimes felt ashamed
He wanted what those others had until he understood
That GREAT might take some time, but now, not feeling bad was GOOD

Another time a member made an obvious remark
Concerning the relationship between daylight and dark
He said in order to feel good when he arose each morning
He had to go to sleep with pride on how he’d been performing

Each man had shared a thing he learned from being in AA
Neither were all that profound, a common sense souffle
Some nuggets from a meeting that inspired me to think
A good night’s sleep, not feeling bad, much better than a drink.

So, when you’re at a meeting and you hear a speaker say
A word or two that makes you think, something to take away
Bring it home and use it when your mind feels ill at ease
Just helpful hints that other use to combat their disease

Larry R.


AA Group that focuses on the 5th Tradition. Meets weekly on Saturday at 9:30 am EST. Zoom ID: 823 5985 8994 Password: New2AA

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