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.

Vine Deloria Jr.  Lakota



"Shoemaker, stick to thy last!". . . better to do one thing supremely well than many badly...

The 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.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pgs. 150 & 151


Just 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.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pg. 175


We 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 other cause.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pg. 177


Grandfather, Grandmother teach us to be ourselves and to use our gifts wisely.