Endigar 554 ~ “I was an Exception”

From Daily Reflections of September 23;

He [Bill W.] said to me, gently and simply, “Do you think that you are one of us?”   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 413, Third Edition)

During my drinking life I was convinced I was an exception. I thought I was beyond petty requirements and had the right to be excused. I never realized that the dark counterbalance of my attitude was the constant feeling that I did not “belong.” At first, in A.A., I identified with others only as an alcoholic. What a wonderful awakening for me it has been to realize that, if human beings were doing the best they could, then so was I! All of the pains, confusions and joys they feel are not exceptional, but part of my life, just as much as anybody’s.

 

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I have never had this awakening.  I do see it though.  I really want to belong and be part of the group.  I am so very odd.  I love it when I connect.  This fellowship has given me that opportunity like none other.

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