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Grapevine : March 2011
she gave to me. She often said that you couldn't keep sobriety unless you gave it away, and that you couldn't help another person if you had not done your own work. She assured me often that we could walk through anything togeth- er. I shared my Fifth Step with her at her house and I remember that event as if it were yesterday. She had the courage to look me in the eye and tell me that my problem was that I had never taken responsibility for my own actions. This could no longer be denied if I were to remain sober. She told me to write down my defects of character. I could see them clearly for the first time. I got it! I saw my part and my pattern of self-destruction. She then asked me to write down my assets. With a tear-stained face, I looked at her blankly. I could not see the assets. She told me what she saw in me that was positive and loveable. I wrote down her words with awe. We then read Steps Six and Seven from the Big Book. She sent me up- stairs in her home to ponder these Steps. I got on my knees and humbly read the Seventh Step Prayer. Leaving her house that day, a feeling of unity with AA and a Higher Power came over me. This sense of belonging re- mains strong in my heart even today. Grapevine 13