"If you have one
hundred people who live together, and if each one cares for the rest, there is
Book-Foreword to the First Edition-pg. xiii
is not the usual success story; rather it is the story of how, under God's
grace, an unsuspected strength has arisen out of great weakness; of how, under
threats of disunity and collapse, worldwide unity and brotherhood have been
forged. In the course of this experience we have evolved a set of traditional
principals by which we live and work together and relate ourselves as a
fellowship to the world around us. These principals are called the Twelve
Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. They represent the distilled experience of
our past, and we rely on them to carry us in unity through the challenges and
dangers which the future may bring.
of Age pg. 79
Grandmother show us the one mind.