People believe that
each tribe had its own special relationship to the superior force which
governed the universe and that the job of each set of tribal beliefs was
to fulfill its own tasks without worrying about what others were doing.
Deloria Jr. Lakota
stick to thy last!". . . better to do one thing supremely well than many
unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to,
the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on special
individual skills. The only thing that matters is that he is an alcoholic who
has found a key to sobriety. These legacies of suffering and of recovery are
easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other. This is our gift from
God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates
A.A.'s all around the globe.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 150 & 151
as the aim of each A.A. is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to
bring sobriety within reach of all who want it. If nobody does the group's
chores, if the area's telephone rings unanswered, if we do not reply to our
mail, then A.A. as we know it would stop. Our communication lines with those
who need our help would be broken.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 175
conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far
greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 177
Grandmother teach us to be ourselves and to use our gifts wisely.